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condone

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcondonecon‧done /kənˈdəʊn $ -ˈdoʊn/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 APPROVEto accept or forgive behaviour that most people think is morally wrong 🔊 I cannot condone the use of violence under any circumstances.→ See Verb table
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condoneAccording to numerous opinion polls, they solidly oppose the kinds of discrimination that Cardinal Ratzinger condoned.The state has managed both to condone and to condemn prostitution.While Miss Lidgett showed some appreciation of the woman's circumstances, she was unable to condone her course of action.I'm not condoning his behaviour, but I can understand why he wanted revenge on his daughter's attacker.Does the example implicitly condone overtime working as a means by which a living wage is earned?The state appears to condone police brutality.Some parents feel that making birth control available to teenagers somehow condones sexual activity.To appear to condone the Confederacy is to appear to condone slavery.She most certainly at no time condoned what had happened to her daughter.Don't get me wrong, I don't condone what he did in the Widnes-Castleford game.
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Verb table
condone
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycondone
he, she, itcondones
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycondoned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave condoned
he, she, ithas condoned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad condoned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill condone
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have condoned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam condoning
he, she, itis condoning
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you, we, theyare condoning
Past
I, he, she, itwas condoning
you, we, theywere condoning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been condoning
he, she, ithas been condoning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been condoning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be condoning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been condoning
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