Synonyms and Antonyms of condemn
1 to declare to be morally wrong or evil <it is a sign of human progress that slavery, which was once common, is now universally condemned> Synonyms anathematize, censure, damn, decry, denounce, execrate, reprehend, reprobate Related Words attack, blame, blast, criticize, dis (also diss) [slang], dispraise, fault, knock, pan, slam; belittle, deprecate, disparage; doom, sentence; convict; blacklist, excommunicate, ostracize; castigate, chastise, rebuke, reprimand, reproach; admonish, chide, reprove; berate, lambaste (or lambast), rake, scold, upbraid, vituperate; curse, imprecate; abhor, abominate, detest, hate, loathe, revile Near Antonyms approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; eulogize, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, praise; acclaim, applaud, commend, hail, salute, tout; consecrate, hallow, sanctify; honor, revere, venerate Antonyms bless
2 to express one's unfavorable opinion of the worth or quality of <a report that condemns the working conditions in the factories of many developing countries> Synonyms blame, censure, criticize, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], dispraise, fault, knock, pan, reprehend, slag [chiefly British]Related Words skewer, tweak; assail, attack, blast, clobber, slam, slash; nick (at), snipe (at); beef, bellyache, bitch, carp, cavil, complain, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grouse, growl, grumble, kick, kvetch, moan, murmur, mutter, niggle, quibble, whine; admonish, chide, drub, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove; berate, castigate, crucify, excoriate, flay, gibbet, hammer, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lash, pillory, scold, upbraid; bad-mouth, belittle, decry, deride, discommend, disparage, put downNear Antonyms approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), recommend, sanctionAntonyms extol (also extoll), laud, praise
3 to express public or formal disapproval of <the philosopher's works were once condemned by the church and placed on its list of forbidden books> Synonyms censure, denounce, objurgate, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reproveRelated Words admonish, chastise; castigate, punish; bawl out, berate, chew out, cut up, dress down, flay, gibbet, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lecture, rag, rail (at or against), rate, scold, score, tell off, upbraid; belittle, criticize, deprecate, depreciate, disparageNear Antonyms acclaim, applause, hail, honor; eulogize, laud, praise; approve, bless, sanctionAntonyms cite, commend, endorse (also indorse)
4 to find or pronounce guilty <the accused was condemned by the news media even before the trial began> Synonyms convictRelated Words accuse, arraign, charge, impeach, indict; censure, damn, denounce, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove; admonish, castigate, chastise; penalize, punish, sentenceNear Antonyms cite, commend, endorse (also indorse); approve, bless, sanctionAntonyms absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate
5 to impose a judicial punishment on <a stern judge who does not hesitate to condemn a felon to life behind bars> Synonyms sentence, damn, doomRelated Words adjudge, judge; castigate, censure, chasten, chastise, correct, discipline, penalize, punish; conclude, decide, decree, determine, find, opine, resolve, ruleNear Antonyms pardon, reprieve
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