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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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In a condemning statement, Al-Azhar expressed condolences to the families of the victims and said the "terrorist attack" aims at disturbing the unity of the Egyptian people.
If the condemning authority is successful in obtaining a real property interest before final judgment, the decree entered by the court is called an order of taking.
If they are condemning then they are not, and cannot be, words from a God of Love who cares for all!
The Musharraf government was coming under increasing criticism from religious and political quarters for being slow in condemning the cartoons.
In response to the clergy sexual abuse scandal, the Vatican blamed gay priests, and when provinces in Canada and the state of Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage, John Paul II issued numerous statements condemning the move.
I remain unapologetic about appealing to Muslim leaders to condemn outright such actions and to go on condemning. I am glad that immediately following my last speech British Muslims did condemn such acts unconditionally.
Far from condemning the desire this creates, we encourage it even in our spouses, saving our condemnation for societies in which women are required to cover themselves with veils or burqas.
Some interpreters begin by trying to determine with specificity what it was these verses were condemning, given the context of the first-century Mediterranean world.
Yet if I respond with truth, the other is not interested in listening but only in condemning.
Lenhart, as landlord, was contributing to the blight that the city cited to justify condemning Bailey's property.
On May 1, the Education Committee of the Louisiana House of Representatives voted 9-5 to approve a resolution condemning Charles Darwin as a racist.
But Rikon faulted the SCA for condemning so many properties and being "so litigious."
Jesus would be justified in condemning the world, and yet, there is no condemnation.
"While strongly condemning the heinous #KashmirTerrorAttack on CRPF personnel, we stand united with India to combat terrorism in any form as we have done it as a nation in the past 18 years," he wrote on his Twitter handle.