condone: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kun-dōn'), [key]
— -doned, -don•ing.
  1. to disregard or overlook (something illegal, objectionable, or the like).
  2. to give tacit approval to: By his silence, he seemed to condone their behavior.
  3. to pardon or forgive (an offense); excuse.
  4. to cause the condonation of.
  5. to forgive or act so as to imply forgiveness of (a violation of the marriage vow).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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