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English verb: condemn

1. condemn (communication) express strong disapproval of


SamplesWe condemn the racism in South Africa.
These ideas were reprobated.


Synonymsdecry, excoriate, objurgate, reprobate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)denounce

2. condemn (communication) declare or judge unfit for use or habitation


SamplesThe building was condemned by the inspector.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)declare


Narrower (hyponym)boo, explode, hiss


Entailevaluate, judge, pass judgment

3. condemn (social) compel or force into a particular state or activity


SamplesHis devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)compel, obligate, oblige

4. condemn (perception) demonstrate the guilt of (someone)


SamplesHer strange behavior condemned her.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)attest, certify, demonstrate, evidence, manifest


Narrower (hyponym)attaint

5. condemn (communication) pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law


SamplesHe was condemned to ten years in prison.


ExamplesThey want to condemn the prisoners


Synonymsdoom, sentence


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)declare


Narrower (hyponym)foredoom, reprobate


Entailconvict


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

6. condemn (possession) appropriate (property) for public use


SamplesThe county condemned the land to build a highway.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)attach, confiscate, impound, seize, sequester









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