Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb condemn

6 senses of condemn

Sense 1
condemn, reprobate, decry, objurgate, excoriate -- (express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated")
       => denounce -- (speak out against; "He denounced the Nazis")

Sense 2
condemn -- (declare or judge unfit for use or habitation; "The building was condemned by the inspector")
       => declare -- (state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with")

Sense 3
condemn -- (compel or force into a particular state or activity; "His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence")
       => compel, oblige, obligate -- (force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form")

Sense 4
condemn -- (demonstrate the guilt of (someone); "Her strange behavior condemned her")
       => attest, certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidence -- (provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes; "His high fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness")

Sense 5
sentence, condemn, doom -- (pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law; "He was condemned to ten years in prison")
       => declare -- (state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with")

Sense 6
condemn -- (appropriate (property) for public use; "the county condemned the land to build a highway")
       => impound, attach, sequester, confiscate, seize -- (take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork")

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