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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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This humble journal was indeed surprised at the condemnatory reaction we evoked from the acting prime minister of the country, Julia Gillard.
It is edgy, critical, even condemnatory of undisciplined project management arising from the allegedly misaligned incentives of the major players.
For what kinds of conduct may we impose on people the condemnatory sanction of legal punishment?
Whatever the case, Frances also illustrates how prostitution has never been entirely risk free, and that this is a reality often made worse by condemnatory attitudes and punitive social and legal policies.
Yet if Hawkins's figurative take on our era can seem more sympathetic or engaged than condemnatory, this appears to be because he sees past the obvious ironies and bitterness of the situation to its wonders and tragedy.
Perhaps there is still a role for Pasquino to play: certainly the need to speak truth to power, whether in satiric or condemnatory tone, has not disappeared in the nearly five centuries since Pasquino first came on the cultural scene.
It featured undercover recordings made in a number of Birmingham mosques alleged to be homophobic, anti-Semitic, sexist and condemnatory of non-Muslims.
From the twelfth century onward, ecclesiastical decrees were widely understood to be condemnatory of the practices of many devout secular women.
Security Council met yesterday to consider a tough condemnatory resolution, including sanctions proposed by Japan, which has already announced its own punitive measures.
This larger condemnatory story is based on a yearlong investigation inside the Miami-Dade County Jail in Florida, in which he followed the stories of mentally ill prisoners as their cases wound thorough the courts and as they lived in their communities, as well as interviews with correctional officers, public defenders, prosecutors, judges, mental health care professionals, police, family members, civil rights lawyers, legislators, and historians of the mentally ill.
Betfair, another UK-based bookie, has issued an equally condemnatory statement.
Yassin in his condemnatory chapter says the result of this Arab backwardness is the emergence of a number of social, political and psychological phenomenon, most notably alienation from politics.
It is not a result that will end the pain of a Champions' League exit and disastrous derby-day defeat, the fall-out from which has been swift and condemnatory but it does ease the suffering slightly.
In recent years my reading and listening have been assailed by a concentration of interest in homosexuality, much of it condemnatory.
As for Cuba, the crackdown and executions were "deplorable, reprehensible or any other condemnatory word one chooses.