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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