Condemn Definition

condemned, condemning, condemns
condemned, condemning, condemns
To express strong disapproval of.
Condemned the needless waste of food.
American Heritage
To declare to be guilty of wrongdoing; convict.
Webster's New World
To pass judicial sentence on; inflict a penalty upon.
Webster's New World
To pass an adverse judgment on; disapprove of strongly; censure.
Webster's New World
To force (someone) to experience, endure, or do something.
American Heritage

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

  • From Old French condamner, from Latin condemnāre (“to sentence, condemn, blame”), from com- + damnāre (“to harm, condemn, damn”), from damnum (“damage, injury, loss”).

    From Wiktionary

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