An example of condone is when you see someone stealing in a store and you just look the other way.
Origin of condoneClassical Latin condonare ; from com-, intensive + donare, to give: see donation
transitive verbcon·doned, con·don·ing, con·dones
Origin of condoneLatin cond&omacron;nare : com-, intensive pref.; see com– + d&omacron;nare, to give (from d&omacron;num, gift; see d&omacron;- in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present condones, present participle condoning, simple past and past participle condoned)
- From Latin condōno (“forgive”), con- (“together”) + dōnāre (“to give”).