1. express strong disapproval of

- We condemn the racism in South Africa

Similar word(s): decry, excoriate, objurgate, reprobate

Definition categories: communication, denounce

2. declare or judge unfit for use or habitation

- The building was condemned by the inspector

Definition categories: communication, declare

3. compel or force into a particular state or activity

- His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence

Definition categories: social, compel, obligate, oblige

4. demonstrate the guilt of (someone)

- Her strange behavior condemned her

Definition categories: perception, attest, certify, demonstrate, evidence, manifest

5. pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law

- He was condemned to ten years in prison

Similar word(s): doom, sentence

Definition categories: communication, declare

6. appropriate (property) for public use

- the county condemned the land to build a highway

Definition categories: possession, attach, confiscate, impound, seize, sequester

Sentences with condemn as a verb:

- The house was condemned after it was badly damaged by fire.

- The president condemns the terrorist.

- The president condemns the terrorist attacks.