Condone



[kuh n-dohn] /kənˈdoʊn/

verb (used with object), condoned, condoning.
1.
to disregard or overlook (something illegal, objectionable, or the like):
The government condoned the computer hacking among rival corporations.
2.
to give tacit approval to:
By his silence, he seemed to condone their behavior.
3.
to pardon or forgive (an offense); excuse:
His employers are willing to condone the exaggerations they uncovered in his résumé.
4.
to cause the of; justify the pardoning of (an offense).
5.
Law. to forgive or act so as to imply forgiveness of (a violation of the marriage vow):
His spouse condoned his infidelity from the early years of their marriage.
/kənˈdəʊn/
verb (transitive)
1.
to overlook or forgive (an offence)
2.
(law) (esp of a spouse) to pardon or overlook (an offence, usually adultery)
v.

1857, from Latin condonare “to give up, remit, permit,” from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + donare “to give” (see donation). Originally a legal term in the Matrimonial Causes Act, which made divorce a civil matter in Britain. Related: Condoned; condoning.

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