condemn (someone) to (something)

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condemn (someone) to (something)

To assign one a particular fate or punishment. That criminal has been condemned to a life of hard labor.
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condemn someone to something

[for a judge] to sentence someone to something; to relegate someone to a particular punishment. By confessing, he condemned himself to many years in prison. I don't want to condemn you to a life of unpleasantness.
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To do less, to turn from them in fear and condemn them to wander in the wilderness of alienation, incarceration or worse is to deny not only our children, but the best of ourselves and our future in the bargain.