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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.