Like most people, conditioned to balance risks, the caretakers of Penn State were mainly interested in protecting their own.
Livni has conditioned entering the government on being given responsibility for Palestinian negotiations.
We get conditioned to think this is what women should look like.
early 14c., condicioun, from Old French condicion "stipulation, state, behavior, social status" (12c., Modern French condition), from Latin condicionem (nominative condicio) "agreement, situation," from condicere "to speak with, talk together," from com- "together" (see com-) + dicere "to speak" (see diction). Evolution of meaning through "stipulation, condition," to "situation, mode of being."
late 15c., "to make conditions," from condition (n.). Meaning "to bring to a desired condition" is from 1844. Related: Conditioned; conditioning.
conditioned con·di·tioned (kən-dĭsh'ənd)
Exhibiting or trained to exhibit a conditioned response.
condition con·di·tion (kən-dĭsh'ən)
A disease or physical ailment.
A state of health or physical fitness.