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condemn (verb), condemns; condemned; condemning
1. To say in a strong and definite way that someone or something is bad or wrong.
2. To close a structure; such as, a house or building, etc. because it is not safe for people to live in.
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condemn, contemn
condemn (kuhn DEM) (verb)
1. To express strong disapproval of: Leo wanted to condemn the needless waste of government money.
2. To judge or to declare to be unfit for use or consumption, usually by an official order: The official said he had to condemn the old building because it was not safe.
contemn (kuhn TEM) (verb)
To view with scorn; to detest: When Gerard heard the speech, he could only contemn it as inappropriate and vulgar.

After listening to the evidence which the judge was inclined to contemn, the criminal and he agreed with the verdict from the jury which was to condemn the criminal to ten years in prison.