- (transitive) To strongly criticise or denounce; to excoriate the perpetrators of.
- The president condemned the terrorists.
- 1722, William Wollaston, “Sect. V. Truths relating to the Deity. Of his exiſtence, perfection, providence, &c.”, in 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.
- (transitive) To judicially pronounce (someone) guilty.
- (transitive) To confer eternal divine punishment upon.
- (transitive) To adjudge (a building) as being unfit for habitation.
- The house was condemned after it was badly damaged by fire.
- (transitive) 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 determine and declare (property) to be assigned to public use. See eminent domain.
- (transitive, law) To declare (a vessel) to be forfeited to the government, to be a prize, or to be unfit for service.
to scold sharply
to pronounce guilty
to confer eternal divine punishment upon
to adjudge as unfit for habitation
to declare property to be assigned to public use
to declare a vessel forfeited or unfit for service
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