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condone

verb con·done \kən-ˈdōn\

: to forgive or approve (something that is considered wrong) : to allow (something that is considered wrong) to continue

con·donedcon·don·ing

Full Definition of CONDONE

transitive verb
:  to regard or treat (something bad or blameworthy) as acceptable, forgivable, or harmless <a government accused of condoning racism> <condone corruption in politics>
con·don·able \-ˈdō-nə-bəl\ adjective
con·don·er noun

Examples of CONDONE

  1. a government that has been accused of condoning racism
  2. <he is too quick to condone his friend's faults>
  3. I don't condone violence, and I think gangsta rap should be outlawed, says [designer Tommy] Hilfiger … —Joshua Levine, Forbes, 21 Apr. 1997

Origin of CONDONE

Latin condonare to absolve, from com- + donare to give — more at donation
First Known Use: 1805

Rhymes with CONDONE

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