condone condone  /kən ˈdoʊn/


  • (v) excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with


  1. After the offensive tape was made public, the agency reacted by saying that while they did not condone offensive material, the speaker in the tape may have attempted crude humor.
  2. It is encouraging to note that singing stars are disassociating themselves from concerts that condone or endorse smoking through sponsorships.
  3. Even if there are extenuating circumstances, can the government condoned the indiscretion of the diplomat?


  1. Sgt. Robert Bales faces sentencing for deaths of Afghan civilians

    It’s easy to condemn While there is no way anyone could ever condone Sgt. Robert Bales’ actions, your editorial troubles me [“Throw away the key,” Opinion, June 9]. It’s to easy to condemn. While, I’m sure, there are those who can take a life, even in wartime, and
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Seattle Times


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    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Daily Jeffersonian


  1. "I believe homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts," Pace said.
    on Mar 12, 2007 By: Gen Peter Pace Source: Washington Post

  2. "I want his two badges back," Arpaio told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "Because if any one of my deputies did something like this, they're fired. I don't condone this type of racial conduct."
    on Jun 24, 2008 By: Sheriff Joe Arpaio Source: USA Today

  3. "We have a very good relationship," Mora said. "I just wanted to let him know I was thinking about him. And that's not to condone what he supposedly did at all ...... You obviously hope the charges aren't true."
    on Jul 30, 2007 By: Jim Mora Source: Newsday

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