Condone

Pronounced as: [kuh n-dohn]

Dictionary Definition:

Verb-

1. To disregard or overlook (something illegal, objectionable, or the like)

2. To give tacit approval to

3. To pardon or forgive (an offense); excuse

4. To cause the condonation of; justify the pardoning of (an offense).

5. Law. to forgive or act so as to imply forgiveness of (a violation of the marriage vow):

Simplified Definition:

To ignore or forgive

Origin:

In general currency from its use in the British Divorce Act of 1857, Latin

Prefix/Suffixes:

Prefix-

Con which means bad or down side.

Synonyms:

  • Disregard
  • Accept
  • Allow

Sentences:

1. The company does not condone using illegal software.

2. In some areas, parents who condone drinking remains a major problem.

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