Meaning of “condemn” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “condemn” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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condemnverb [ T ]

us /kənˈdem/

condemn verb [ T ] (CRITICIZE)

to criticize something or someone strongly, usually for moral reasons:

The movie was condemned for glorifying violence.

condemn verb [ T ] (PUNISH)

to severely punish someone who has committed a crime, or to force someone to suffer:

Those who remember the past are not condemned to repeat it.
Illness condemned her to spend her remaining days in a home.

condemn verb [ T ] (CALL NOT SAFE)

to decide officially that a building is not safe for people to use

noun [ U ] us /ˌkɑn·dəmˈneɪ·ʃən, -dem-/

The statement brought swift condemnation from world leaders.

(Definition of “condemn” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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