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Etymology [ edit ]
Middle English , from condempnen Old French , from condamner Latin condemnāre ( “ to sentence, condemn, blame ” ), from + com- damnāre ( “ to harm, condemn, damn ” ), from damnum ( “ damage, injury, loss ” ). Displaced native Middle English (from fordemen Old English fordeman ( “ condemn, sentence, doom ” ) > Modern English .
Pronunciation [ edit ]
condemn ( third-person singular simple present , condemns present participle , condemning simple past and past participle ) condemned
To strongly criticise or denounce; to excoriate the perpetrators of.
( transitive )
The president condemned the terrorists. , William Wollaston, “Sect. V. Truths relating to the Deity. Of his exiſtence, perfection, providence, &c.”, in 1722 The Religion of Nature Delineated , page  81: Ignorant and ſuperſtitious wretches meaſure the actions of letterd and philoſophical men by the tattle of their nurſes or illiterate parents and companions, or by the faſhion of the country : and people of differing religions judge and condemn each other by their own tenents ; when both of them cannot be in the right, and it is well if either of them are.
To judicially pronounce (someone) guilty. ( transitive )
To judicially announce a verdict upon a finding of guilt; To ( transitive ) sentence
The judge condemned him to death. She was condemned to life in prison.
To confer ( transitive ) eternal divine punishment upon.
To adjudge (a building) as being unfit for habitation.
( transitive ) The house was condemned after it was badly damaged by fire.
To adjudge (building or construction work) as of unsatisfactory quality, requiring the work to be redone. ( transitive )
To adjudge (food or drink) as being unfit for human consumption. ( transitive ) To declare something to be unfit for use, or further use.
December, “Motive Power Miscellany: Western Region”, in 1962 Modern Railways, page 425: There was a massive slaughter of W.R. steam power at the conclusion of the summer timetable. In all, 169 locomotives were condemned.
To determine and declare (property) to be assigned to public use. See ( transitive ) eminent domain. To declare (a vessel) to be forfeited to the government, to be a prize, or to be unfit for service. ( transitive , law )
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to scold sharply
, qınamaq pisləmək Belarusian:
асуджа́ць impf ( asudžácʹ ), асудзі́ць pf ( asudzícʹ ) Bulgarian:
порицавам (bg) ( poricavam ) Chinese:
Mandarin: 譴責 ／ 谴责 (zh) ( qiǎnzé ), 斥責 ／ 斥责 (zh) ( chìzé ) Finnish:
tuomita (fi) French:
condamner (fr) Georgian:
დაგმობა ( dagmoba ), გმობს ( gmobs ) German:
verurteilen (de) Gothic:
𐌰𐍆𐌳𐍉𐌼𐌾𐌰𐌽 ( afdōmjan ) Indonesian:
mengecam , (id) mengutuk (id) Khmer:
ថ្កោលទោស ( tkaol tooh ) Macedonian:
о́суди pf ( ósudi ), осу́дува impf ( osúduva ) Middle English:
, dampnen condempnen Persian:
محکوم کردن (fa) ( mahkum kardan ) Polish:
potępiać (pl) , impf potępić (pl) pf Russian:
осужда́ть (ru) impf ( osuždátʹ ), осуди́ть (ru) pf ( osudítʹ ), порица́ть (ru) impf ( poricátʹ ) Thai:
ประณาม (th) ( bprà-naam ) Tocharian B:
kınamak (tr) Ukrainian:
осу́джувати impf ( osúdžuvaty ), осуди́ти pf ( osudýty ) Yiddish: פֿאַרדאַמען ( fardamen )
to confer eternal divine punishment upon
please add this translation if you can Bulgarian:
осъжда́м (bg) impf ( osǎždám ), проклина́м (bg) impf ( proklinám ) Catalan:
condemnar (ca) Cherokee:
ᏗᎦᏘᎸᏍᏗ ( digatilvsdi ) Chinese:
譴責 ／ 谴责 ( hin 3 zaak 6 ); 聲討 ／ 声讨 ( seng 1 tou 2 ) Mandarin: 譴責 ／ 谴责 (zh) ( qiǎnzé ), 聲討 ／ 声讨 (zh) ( shēngtǎo ) Czech:
proklít (cs) , pf proklínat (cs) impf Danish:
please add this translation if you can Dutch:
veroordelen (nl) n Esperanto:
please add this translation if you can Estonian:
please add this translation if you can Finnish:
tuomita (fi) French:
condamner (fr) German:
verdammen , (de) verurteilen (de) Ido:
kondamnar (io) Japanese:
責める (ja) ( せめる, semeru ), 非難する (ja) ( ひなんする, hinan suru ) Khmer:
កាត់ទោស ( kat tooh ) Korean:
비난하다 (ko) ( binanhada ) Latin:
про́колне pf ( prókolne ), ко́лне impf ( kólne ) Mirandese:
please add this translation if you can Portuguese:
condenar (pt) Russian:
проклина́ть (ru) impf ( proklinátʹ ), прокля́сть (ru) pf ( prokljástʹ ), осужда́ть (ru) impf ( osuždátʹ ), осуди́ть (ru) pf ( osudítʹ ) Spanish:
condenar (es) Swedish:
fördöma (sv) Tamil:
கண்டனம் தெரிவி ( kaṇṭaṉam terivi ) Turkish:
lanetlemek , (tr) kahretmek (tr) Welsh:
condemnio (cy) Yiddish: פֿאַרדאַמען ( fardamen )
to adjudge as unfit for habitation
to adjudge food or drink as unfit for human consumption
to declare property to be assigned to public use
to declare a vessel forfeited or unfit for service
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Further reading [ edit ]
condemn”, in , Springfield, Mass.: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary G. & C. Merriam, 1913, . →OCLC “
condemn”, in , New York, N.Y.: The Century Dictionary [ … ] The Century Co., 1911, . →OCLC “ condemn”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.