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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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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.
I find it shocking how many parents condone their children missing school.
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.
The concentration camp scenes are graphic, compelling and realistically sadistic (not for everyone) leaving readers with empathy for the victims and a bad taste as the Elders use an organized sponsored ism to condone what they do to the Jews.
I normally don't condone confronting someone breaking into your house, but he had busted through one door and was coming through another.
It does not condone evil, and evil, on its part, cannot extinguish the power of forgiveness.
a great fraud triumphed, which the American people have not condoned, and will never condone.
Anything which seems to condone it is not welcome, particularly in a show watched by millions.
NEW YORK, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations has condemned the stabbing of six Israeli high school youngsters by a Palestinian knife-wielder and criticized "Arab spokespersons who, instead of denouncing extremist violence in the strongest terms, condone and encourage it by their silence.
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