verb (used with object) 1. to relate to; be connected with; be of interest or importance to; affect: The water shortage concerns us all. 2. to interest or engage (used reflexively or in the passive, often followed by with or in): She concerns herself with every aspect of the business. 3. to trouble, worry, or […]
[kon-dem-ney-shuh n, -duh m-] /ˌkɒn dɛmˈneɪ ʃən, -dəm-/ noun 1. the act of condemning. 2. the state of being condemned. 3. strong censure; disapprobation; reproof. 4. a cause or reason for condemning. 5. U.S. Law. the seizure, as of property, for public use.
verb (used with object) 1. to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; censure. 2. to pronounce to be guilty; sentence to punishment: to condemn a murderer to life imprisonment. 3. to give grounds or reason for convicting or censuring: His acts condemn him. 4. to judge or pronounce to be […]
[kuh n-dish-uh-ning] /kənˈdɪʃ ə nɪŋ/ noun, Psychology. 1. Also called operant conditioning, instrumental conditioning. a process of changing behavior by rewarding or punishing a subject each time an action is performed until the subject associates the action with pleasure or distress. 2. Also called classical conditioning, Pavlovian conditioning, respondent conditioning. a process in which a […]