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condemn (someone or something) as (something)

To judge someone or something harshly and unfavorably. The other troops have condemned me as a traitor. The actress was quick to condemn the report as slander.
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condemn (someone or something) for (something)

To judge someone or something harshly for a particular action. The other troops have condemned me for consorting with a known enemy. The actress was quick to condemn the newspaper for spreading lies about her.
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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 as something

to blame or judge someone as being something bad. The team condemned Larry as a traitor. Max was condemned as a common thief.
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condemn someone for something

to blame or judge someone for something or for having done something. I really can't condemn her for doing it. I would have done the same too. Don't condemn yourself for the accident. It was no one's fault.
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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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Sitharaman said that "it is very encouraging to see members stand up, all wanting to speak in one voice, about what happened yesterday in the House - utterly condemnable conduct."
Bukhari said: 'Negative propaganda on Prime Minister Imran Khan's Saudi Arabia visit to attend OIC summit is condemnable, adding that the media cell of the PML-N is spreading disinformation.'
The spokesman said, India and its puppet administration have devised new policies and methods to prolong the illegal detention of Masarrat Aalam under baseless cases which is the worst kind of human rights violation and is highly condemnable.
After carrying out the condemnable act, the Afghan government totally denied any civilian killing and stated that only Taliban leaders were killed by strike.
It said that the prime minister should apologise from the chairman senate and people of Balochistan over these remarks and said that such derogatory remarks from the prime minister are highly condemnable. It also demanded the prime minister to withdraw his statement.
Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes told reporters that Aguirre has already ordered NBI Director Dante Gierran to conduct an investigation into the condemnable act.
Summary: New Delhi [India], June 17 (ANI): BSP chief Mayawati on Monday hits out at the Uttar Pradesh government after the state's power corporation proposed an increase in electricity tariffs for the domestic consumption saying it is condemnable.
They said that the killers of the Noor Khan Hingoro have still not been arrested which is a condemnable act.
Targeting innocent people is a condemnable act and the KP government condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, the governor added.
LAHORE:Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that the biggest hurdle in the way of resolution of Kashmir dispute is war hysteria of India.In a statement issued here on Sunday, Usman Buzdar said that the Indian brutalities being committed against unarmed Kashmiri people in Occupied Kashmir were highly condemnable.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan on Tuesday said the Indian peremptory order for visiting Pakistanis to leave Rajasthan in 48 hours was a condemnable reflection of their jingoism and hate-mongering and also exposed sham facade of Indian hospitality and tourism friendliness.
Speaking on the occasion, Raaz Khan Pathan said that Pathans' have rendered many sacrifices' to stable the country and Pathan tribe has passion to provide sacrifice for their beloved country, but Manzoor pashteen is playing in the hands of anti Pakistan forces which is highly condemnable act.
This act of harassment by Indian nationals is not only condemnable but is also contrary to the international law, which guarantees certain rights to diplomats.
However, he said that humiliation of political leaders by throwing shoe and ink was condemnable. He was talking to the newsmen informally in a PTI's office.
The pulling down of Vladimir Lenin's statue in Tripura, North-East India by some people belonging to the Bharatiya Janta Party is disgraceful, appalling and condemnable. It is a chilling reminder of hyper-polarised bloodlust in today's politics.