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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This is wrong, however much the coverage of the stories is couched in severely condemnatory tones.
The actions of the MUFC the final whistle might explain Ferguson's condemnatory that Sylvia says are the Psychologists call this "Equally disgraceful is devouring of everything he were some football D Frederick, Does he really think the policeman on the street is powerful enough to make that type of decision?
Maguire himself had received a condemnatory letter from Archbishop Dolan, when Dolan was still Archbishop of Milwaukee.
Now that Egypt's dictator, Hosni Mubarak, is more in the public spotight with the recent popular protests against his regime, Americans are likely to become more aware and more condemnatory of that aid; and I wonder if that will rub off on Israeli aid at all?
They understandably restrict themselves to issuing condemnatory statements.
Maybe that knowledge is why De Jong was not as condemnatory about Webb's performance as some of his Dutch team-mates.
Clement's condemnatory bull, In eminenti, contained only vague reasons why Masonry and Catholicism were incompatible, but later papal pronouncements explained the condemnation in inescapable detail.
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?
From the twelfth century onward, ecclesiastical decrees were widely understood to be condemnatory of the practices of many devout secular women.
Hughes' team have conceded more than any other team in the Premiership and the Lancashire outfit's boss was fairly condemnatory of Mr Webb and his linesman who gave the all-important penalty, Richard West, also from Yorkshire.
Security Council met yesterday to consider a tough condemnatory resolution, including sanctions proposed by Japan, which has already announced its own punitive measures.
A government source said Russia has already told Japan through unofficial channels that it will give its support if the resolution is merely condemnatory.
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.