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From Latin condōno (I forgive), from con- (together) + dōnō (I give).

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condone (third-person singular simple present condones, present participle condoning, simple past and past participle condoned)

  1. (transitive) To forgive, excuse or overlook (something that is considered morally wrong, offensive, or generally disliked).
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 18, in The China Governess[1]:
      ‘Then the father has a great fight with his terrible conscience,’ said Munday with granite seriousness. ‘Should he make a row with the police […]?  Or should he say nothing about it and condone brutality for fear of appearing in the newspapers?
  2. (transitive) To allow, accept or permit (something that is considered morally wrong, offensive, or generally disliked).
  3. (transitive, law) To forgive (marital infidelity or other marital offense).

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condone

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of condonar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of condonar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of condonar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of condonar.