Translation of condemn in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /kənˈdem/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (sentence) condenar he was condemned to death lo condenaron or fue condenado a muerte they were condemned to a life of poverty estaban condenados a vivir en la miseria the condemned cell la celda de los condenados a muerte the condemned man el condenado a muerte 1.2 (censure) condenar
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    • Needless to say, Rampersad was roundly condemned and his plan is probably gathering dust somewhere in the archives.
    • Campaigners have condemned the Government's plans, with non-food pubs exempt from restrictions, as ‘half measures’.
    • All such diabolic, yet cowardly actions must be severely condemned, censured and deterred with steeled resolve and equally resolute counteraction.
  • 2 2.1 (declare unusable) [building] declarar ruinoso; [meat/food product] declarar no apto para el consumo 2.2 (in US: convert to public use) [building] expropiar ([ por causa de utilidad pública ])
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    • The bridge was immediately closed, and a second opinion sought before it was officially condemned.
    • After a month of operations, only two of the eight original aircraft were still operational, and even they were eventually condemned as unfit for service.
    • In their opinion, the justices noted that state legislatures are free to pass laws that bar officials from condemning property for private development.

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