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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·demn /kənˈdɛm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·demn v. t. [imp. & p. p. Condemned p. pr. & vb. n. Condemning ]
 1. To pronounce to be wrong; to disapprove of; to censure.
 Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it!
 Why, every fault's condemned ere it be done.   --Shak.
    Wilt thou condemn him that is most just?   --Job xxxiv. 17.
 2. To declare the guilt of; to make manifest the faults or unworthiness of; to convict of guilt.
    The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it.   --Matt. xii. 42.
 3. To pronounce a judicial sentence against; to sentence to punishment, suffering, or loss; to doom; -- with to before the penalty.
 Driven out from bliss, condemned
 In this abhorred deep to utter woe.   --Milton.
 To each his sufferings; all are men,
 Condemned alike to groan.   --Gray.
    And they shall condemn him to death.   --Matt. xx. 18.
    The thief condemned, in law already dead.   --Pope.
 No flocks that range the valley free,
 To slaughter I condemn.   --Goldsmith.
 4. To amerce or fine; -- with in before the penalty.
    The king of Egypt . . . condemned the land in a hundred talents of silver.   --2 Cron. xxxvi. 3.
 5. To adjudge or pronounce to be unfit for use or service; to adjudge or pronounce to be forfeited; as, the ship and her cargo were condemned.
 6. Law To doom to be taken for public use, under the right of eminent domain.
 Syn: -- To blame; censure; reprove; reproach; upbraid; reprobate; convict; doom; sentence; adjudge.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in
           South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated" [syn: reprobate,
            decry, objurgate, excoriate]
      2: declare or judge unfit; "The building was condemned by the
      3: compel or force into a particular state or activity; "His
         devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely
      4: demonstrate the guilt of (someone); "Her strange behavior
         condemned her"
      5: pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law; "He
         was condemned to ten years in prison" [syn: sentence, doom]