condone

[kuhn-dohn]
verb (used with object), condoned, condoning.
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.
Law. to forgive or act so as to imply forgiveness of (a violation of the marriage vow).

Origin:
1615–25, but in general currency from its use in the British Divorce Act of 1857 (see def. 5); < Latin condōnāre to absolve, grant pardon, equivalent to con- con- + dōnāre to give; see donate

condonable, adjective
condoner, noun
uncondoned, adjective
uncondoning, adjective
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condone (kənˈdəʊn)
 
vb
1.  to overlook or forgive (an offence)
2.  law (esp of a spouse) to pardon or overlook (an offence, usually adultery)
 
[C19: from Latin condōnāre to remit a debt, from com- (intensive) + dōnāre to donate]
 
con'donable
 
adj
 
condonation
 
n
 
con'doner
 
n

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condone
1857, from L. condonare "to give up, remit," from com- intensive prefix + donare "to give" (see donation). Originally a legal term in the Matrimonial Causes Act, which made divorce a civil matter in Britain.
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Example sentences
The movie isn't asking you to condemn or condone it.
No faith or culture should condone the outrages against them.
We will refuse to condone stereotyping, ignorance and violence.
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