Happy 4th of July! Sorry about yesterday...condone...

If you condone something, you allow it, approve of it, or at least can live with it. Some teachers condone chewing gum, and some don't.

  • Pronunciation: /kən'don/
  • English Description: stop blaming or grant forgiveness
  • Chinese Translation: 宽恕(kuan1 shu4)
  • Spanish Translation: justificar
  • STORY: Things that are condoned are allowed, even if everyone isn't exactly thrilled about it. People often say, "I don't condone what he did, but I understand it." Condoning is like excusing something. People seem to talk more about things they don't condone than things they do condone. Your mom might say, "I don't condone you staying up till 10, but I know you need to read." That's a way of giving approval and not giving approval at the same time.


  • At first they quietly condone it; it’s hard to stop, and small platforms need content.
  • “Every moment of delay by the police condones the behavior of the officers concerned,” he told me.

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