condemn condemn  /kən ˈdɛm/


  1. (v) express strong disapproval of
  2. (v) declare or judge unfit for use or habitation
  3. (v) compel or force into a particular state or activity
  4. (v) demonstrate the guilt of (someone)
  5. (v) pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
  6. (v) appropriate (property) for public use

Derived Word(s)


  1. UNM to condemn land for south campus development

    The University of New Mexico today began the process of condemning 24 empty lots of land for public use owned by an Albuquerque family for development of its south campus.... Read more »
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Albuquerque Journal

  2. Southern Baptists Condemn Policy Shift On Gay Boy Scouts

    The Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution at its annual meeting Wednesday to condemn the Boy Scouts of America's decision to allow openly gay boys to become Scouts. read more
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting

  3. Gay rights groups condemn NYPD over alleged 'homophobic' arrest

    Gay rights groups and anti-violence activists gathered Tuesday outside One Police Plaza to condemn NYPD officers they said wrongly arrested three men in Brooklyn last week because they were gay, saying it was indicative of the force's "homophobia."
    on June 12, 2013     Source: amNewYork


  1. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Mr Brown said: "We have strong reason to believe that a British citizen, Edwin Dyer, has been murdered by an al-Qaeda cell in Mali. I utterly condemn this appalling and barbaric act of terrorism. My thoughts are...
    on Jun 2, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: BBC News

  2. "I condemn the decision by the government of Israel to advance planning for new housing units in East Jerusalem," Joe Biden said. "It's the kind of step that undermines the trust we need"
    on Mar 12, 2010 By: Joe Biden Source: Tehran Times

  3. McCormack said Washington was working toward a cease-fire that would not allow for a re-establishment of the status quo, "where Hamas can continue to launch rockets out of Gaza and to condemn the people of Gaza to a life of misery."
    on Jan 3, 2009 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Reuters

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propriety propriety
/prə ˈpraɪ ə ti /