Definition of condemn
- a policy widely condemned as racist
- condemn an old apartment building
We strongly condemn this attack against our allies.
The government condemns all acts of terrorism.
The country condemns the use of violence on prisoners.
The school condemns cheating, and any student caught cheating will be expelled.
City officials condemned our apartment building and forced us to leave.
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come down hard (on), find fault (with), take to task;
: to say in a strong and definite way that someone or something is bad or wrong
: to give (someone) a usually severe punishment
: to cause (someone) to suffer or live in difficult or unpleasant conditions
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