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condone

v. 1) to forgive, support, and/or overlook moral or legal failures of another without protest, with the result that it appears that such breaches of moral or legal duties are acceptable. An employer may overlook an employee overcharging customers or a police officer may look the other way when a party uses violent self help to solve a problem. 2) to forgive the marital infidelity of one's spouse and resume marital sexual relations on the condition that the sin is not repeated.

condone

verb absolve, accept, allow, assoil, be leeient, be merciful, be reconciled, be tolerant, bear with, blot out, clear, countenance, dismiss, disregard, excuse, exempt, exonerate, forbear, forget, forgive, free, give a reprieve, give absolution, give amnesty, grant amnesty, grant immunity, let pass, make allowance, overlook, overrook an offense, palliate, pardon, pass over, permit, recommend to pardon, refrain from punishing, release, relent, remit, reprieve, set free, show mercy, spare, tolerate, waive punishment, yield
See also: agree, bear, concur, excuse, extenuate, forgive, justify, overlook, palliate, pardon, remit, tolerate
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WPBT2 South Florida does not condone the personal statements made by one of its independent contractors regarding the events in Dallas," a statement from the station said Monday.
Wearing a white ribbon shows that men are saying loud and clear that they will never condone any form of abuse against women.
Councillor Steven Goldswain, lead for the White Ribbon Campaign, said: "This is the third year Redcar and Cleveland Council have supported the White Ribbon Campaign, and we are asking all men across the borough to pledge that they will not condone, or take part in any abuse against women.
I would like to know why this so called human being would condone hate and killing but when we say enough, get out and face up to your crimes like a true man, he wails about his human rights, yes the same human rights he would willingly deny the Britons and westerners for whom he has a pathological hatred.
India can never condone any act, which disparages religious sentiments or hurts religious feelings," said President Mukherjee in response to a media query on the offensive video on YouTube.
dont involve me in dappy's latest hype, I don't condone it in anyway.
This doesn't come from a common citizen, either: author Greg Farrell is an investigative journalist for USA today and explains the links between Congressional actions and laws and the current conditions which condone and reward corporate wrong-doing.
Media regulator Ofcom investigated and the channel agreed to edit out scenes in future which glamorise or condone smoking.
Bush has been repeatedly asserting that the United States doesn't practice or condone torture," says ACLU attorney Laura Rotolo.
If you can suspend enough disbelief to think that two popes will commit suicide, contemporary cardinals will commit murder and mayhem, and the Catholic church will renege on previous teachings and allow abortion, priests to marry, negate papal infallibility, and condone nearly all other matters that would fall under the heading of sin--then you can go ahead and enjoy an otherwise suspenseful tale of intrigue.
South Tyneside Council is cracking down on families who condone non-attendance.
As members of a breakaway Mormon group (mainstream Mormons no longer condone multiple marriage partners), they demanded freedom to practise polygamy, and denounced allegations of child abuse and cross-border trafficking of brides.