Definition of 'condone'
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Our religion does not condone that behaviour. The Sun (2014)Many see understanding as accepting or condoning a behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The party denies the charges and says it does not condone violence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But that does not condone the behaviour. The Sun (2011)That would be to condone incitement to violence. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)No one should condone violence and abuse at work. The Sun (2015)He did not condone violence then and he does not now. The Sun (2013)Football chiefs would be condoning such violence if they allow him on a pitch again. The Sun (2008)This is not to condone his behaviour but perhaps to understand it in a way that is helpful. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Not that we condone such behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We do not condone violence of any kind and will ensure that anyone found to have acted improperly is dealt with accordingly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We don't condone any behaviour like that. The Sun (2016)Footballers have a huge impact on young people, which is why his behaviour cannot be condoned. The Sun (2014)You can't condone violence but you can understand it. The Sun (2011)We also want the Government to take concerted action to address attitudes that condone violence. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The Army does not condone any behaviour of this kind and when it is discovered we take action. The Sun (2011)I do not condone violence but no wonder our students are protesting. The Sun (2010)Within that, one of the biggest challenges we face is changing the attitudes that condone violence against women. The Sun (2009)In no way do I condone this behaviour. The Sun (2010)Understanding does not condone behaviour - it enables its management and longer-term social learning. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Does it, as a global electronics company, condone such behaviour? Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is because it attacks his'honour' to be thought to condone threats of violence. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Clearly I'm not going to condone such behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: condone VERB
If someone condones behaviour that is morally wrong, they accept it and allow it to happen.
I have never encouraged nor condoned violence.
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