An example of condemn is to announce that a person is guilty of murder.
An example of condemn is to sentence a murderer to life in prison.
Condemned the needless waste of food.
Condemn an old building.
Condemned the felons to prison.
Were condemned by their actions.
To condemn a slum tenement.
The house was condemned after it was badly damaged by fire.
The president condemns the terrorist.
The president condemns the terrorist attacks.
Origin of condemn
- Middle English condemnen from Old French condemner from Latin condemnāre com- intensive pref. com– damnāre to sentence (from damnum penalty)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition