- To condone is to overlook, forgive or pardon.
An example of condone is when you see someone stealing in a store and you just look the other way.
condone definition by Webster's New World
condone definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb con·doned, con·don·ing, con·dones
Origin: Latin condōnāre : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + dōnāre, to give (from dōnum, gift; see dō- in Indo-European roots).
- con·donˈa·ble adjective
- con·donˈer noun