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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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The PBC also observed strike on the call of Pakistan Bar Council and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council on Thursday to express solidarity with Kashmiri breathern and condemned Indian atrocities.
They strongly condemned Indian forces for ruthlessly using cluster bombs on children and elderly people across the Line of Control (LoC).
Quetta -- Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Jam Kamal Khan strongly condemned Indian Government's revoking of special status of Indian Occupied Kashmir, saying the scraping of Article 370 of constitution of India has exposed nefarious designs of BJP led government.
ISLAMABAD -- The religious parties have strongly condemned the use of cluster ammunition by Indian security forces targeting innocent civilians along the Line of Control.
Francis Nwifuru has condemned the alleged attack on journalists by a member representing Afikpo South West Constituency, Nkemka Okoro Onuma and his thugs at the Assembly premises.
Summary: Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], July 10 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday condemned what she called as "locking up of Congress MLAs".
The New Zealand Parliament has condemned the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka and the shooting at a synogogue in San Diego, Radio New Zealand reported.
Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates has condemned the terrorist bombings that targeted churches and hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Several countries condemned the bombing of the Jolo Cathedral that killed at least 25 people and wounded 111 others during a Holy Mass on Sunday.
KELLEY The United States and United Nations separately condemned Tuesday's attack on the Dusit Hotel complex.
PESHAWAR -- Leaders of various political parties on Saturday condemned the car bomb blast in a busy commercial-cum-residential area of Peshawar cantonment and described it conspiracy to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere of the provincial metropolis.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday condemned the ongoing violence perpetrated by New Delhi in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) following the martyrdom of 14 Kashmiri civilians.
ISLAMABAD:Parliamentarians on Friday strongly condemned attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi and paid glowing tribute to the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) who foiled the terrorist attack.
Islamabad -- Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal has strongly condemned the attack outside the Chinese consulate in Karachi saying that all three attackers have been killed while Law enforcement agencies have taken complete control .
FM condemns cowardly' attack, lauds timely action by security forces ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday condemned the attempted terror attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi, which was foiled by security forces and resulted in the martyrdom of two policemen.