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condemnverb [T]

uk   us   /kənˈdem/
C2 to ​criticize something or someone ​strongly, usually for ​moralreasons: The ​terroristaction has been condemned as an ​act of ​barbarism and ​cowardice. The ​film was condemned foritssexism.
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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 ​moralreasons: The ​movie was condemned for ​glorifyingviolence.

condemn verb [T] (PUNISH)

to ​severelypunish 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 ​remainingdays in a ​home.

condemn verb [T] (CALL NOT SAFE)

to ​decideofficially that a ​building is not ​safe for ​people to use
condemnation
noun [U]  us   /ˌkɑn·dəmˈneɪ·ʃən, -dem-/
The ​statementbroughtswift condemnation from ​worldleaders.
(Definition of condemn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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