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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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A victims' support group yesterday lodged a complaint over the saucy Hunky Dorys crisp adverts - claiming they condone sex attacks against women.
Y es que Emilio, con una extrana generosidad que nadie le habia pedido, decidio salvar a "la comunidad homosexual" del castigo biblico del sida repartiendo condones gratuitos.
En la literatura medica se han descrito diversos metodos para determinar la capacidad que tienen las membranas de los condones para impedir la penetracion de agentes infecciosos.
Si bien, los condones hechos con pile de cordero pueden detener los espermas.
In a letter to President Bush, he asked the president to use his authority under the law to deny all funding to UNPF, since the organization condones the forced abortion and involuntary sterilization programs of Communist China's brutal one-child policy.
Otra medida que debate el Congreso obligaria a los actores de todas las peliculas pomo producidas o importadas a Brasil a usar condones.
Los videos tambien aconsejan a los emigrantes a usar condones y a buscar las mejores tarifas para enviar dinero a sus familias en Mexico.
The knowledge requirement regarding an employer who condones, ratifies or consents to the conduct of the employee has been removed.
Las parejas que utilicen con frecuencia los condones con nonoxinol 9 harian bien en cambiar a una mama que no lo contenga.
Vertebrate paleontologists are particularly upset by panel recommendation #5, stating that "commercial collecting of fossils from public lands should be regulated to minimize the risk of losing fossils and data of importance to paleontology" -- a statement the society says tacitly condones commercial fossil collection and sale.
While we do not believe that Rick Ross condones sexual assault, we are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate level of remorse.
One would ask whether he condones the behaviour of past and present Cardiff Labour councillors who walked away with thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money, which they received in overpayments and declined to return.