Definition of condone verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

condone

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kənˈdəʊn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdoʊn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they condone
BrE BrE//kənˈdəʊn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdoʊn//
 
he / she / it condones
BrE BrE//kənˈdəʊnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdoʊnz//
 
past simple condoned
BrE BrE//kənˈdəʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdoʊnd//
 
past participle condoned
BrE BrE//kənˈdəʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdoʊnd//
 
-ing form condoning
BrE BrE//kənˈdəʊnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdoʊnɪŋ//
 
 
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condone something | condone (somebody) doing something to accept behaviour that is morally wrong or to treat it as if it were not serious Terrorism can never be condoned. The college cannot condone any behaviour that involves illicit drugs. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Latin condonare ‘refrain from punishing’, from con- ‘altogether’ + donare ‘give’.
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