condemn


condemn
condemn con∙demn verb ›› EXPRESS DISAPPROVAL 表示不赞成 1. [VN] condemn sb / sth (for / as sth) to express very strong disapproval of sb / sth, usually for moral reasons • (通常因道义上的原因而)谴责,指责:
»The government issued a statement condemning the killings.
政府发表声明谴责这些凶杀事件。
»The editor of the newspaper was condemned as lacking integrity.
这家报纸的编辑被指责为不够正直。
›› SB TO PUNISHMENT 处以刑罚 2. [usually passive] condemn sb (to sth) to say what sbˈs punishment will be • 宣判;判处(某人某种刑罚) 【SYN】 sentence : ▪ [VN]
»He was condemned to death for murder and later hanged.
他因凶杀罪被判处死刑后被绞死。
▪ [VN to inf]
»She was condemned to hang for killing her husband.
她因杀害亲夫被处以绞刑。
›› SB TO DIFFICULT SITUATION 把某人置于困境 3. [VN] [usually passive] condemn sb to sth to force sb to accept a difficult or unpleasant situation • 迫使…接受困境(或不愉快的状况) 【SYN】 doom :
»They were condemned to a life of hardship.
他们不得不过着艰难的生活。
»He was condemned to spend the rest of the football season on the bench.
他无可奈何地只得在这个足球赛季剩下的时间里做替补队员。
›› STH DANGEROUS 危险的事物 4. [VN] [usually passive] condemn sth (as sth) to say officially that sth is not safe enough to be used • 宣告使用…不安全:
»a condemned building
一座已宣告不能居住的危楼
»The meat was condemned as unfit to eat.
这种肉被宣告不宜食用。
›› SHOW GUILT 表明有罪 5. [VN] to show or suggest that sb is guilty of sth • 证明(或表明)有罪:
»She is condemned out of her own mouth (= her own words show that she is guilty).
她自己说的话显示她有罪责。
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[kәn'dem]
vt. 判刑, 處刑, 聲討, 譴責

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  • condemn — con·demn /kən dem/ vt 1: to impose a penalty on; esp: to sentence to death 2: to adjudge unfit for use or consumption 3: to declare convertible to public use under the right of eminent domain: take con·dem·nable …   Law dictionary

  • Condemn — Con*demn , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Condemned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Condemning} (? or ?).] [L. condemnare; con + damnare to condemn: cf. F. condamner. See {Damn}.] 1. To pronounce to be wrong; to disapprove of; to censure. [1913 Webster] Condemn the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • condemn — [kən dem′] vt. [ME condempnen < OFr condemner < L condemnare < com , intens. + damnare, to harm, condemn: see DAMN] 1. to pass an adverse judgment on; disapprove of strongly; censure 2. a) to declare to be guilty of wrongdoing; convict… …   English World dictionary

  • condemn — (v.) early 14c., condempner to blame, censure, from O.Fr. condamner to condemn (11c.), from L. condemnare to sentence, doom, blame, disapprove, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + damnare to harm, damage (see DAMN (Cf. damn)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • condemn — ► VERB 1) express complete disapproval of. 2) (usu. condemn to) sentence to a punishment, especially death. 3) force (someone) to endure something unpleasant. 4) officially declare to be unfit for use. 5) prove the guilt of. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • condemn — 1 denounce, censure, blame, reprobate, reprehend, *criticize Analogous words: *judge, adjudge: *decry, belittle, depreciate, disparage: *disapprove, deprecate Contrasted words: *commend, applaud, compliment …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • condemn — has a silent final n, but this is pronounced in its derivatives condemnable, condemnation, and condemnatory …   Modern English usage

  • condemn — [v] blame, convict adjudge, belittle, blow whistle on*, call down*, castigate, censure, chide, come down on*, criticize, damn, decry, denounce, denunciate, deprecate, depreciate, disapprove, disparage, doom, find fault with, find guilty, frame,… …   New thesaurus

  • condemn — v. 1) to condemn bitterly, harshly, strongly; unfairly, unjustly 2) (D; tr.) to condemn as (they were condemned as traitors) 3) (D; tr.) to condemn for (he was condemned for stealing a horse) 4) (D; tr.) to condemn to (to condemn smb. to death;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • condemn — con|demn [kənˈdem] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(disapprove)¦ 2¦(punish)¦ 3¦(force to do something)¦ 4¦(not safe)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: condemner, from Latin condemnare, from com ( COM ) + damnare ( DAMN4)] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • condemn — verb (T) 1 DISAPPROVE to say very strongly that you do not approve of something or someone, especially because you think it is morally wrong: Politicians were quick to condemn the bombing. | condemn sth/sb as: The law has been condemned as an… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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