AskDefine | Define condone

Dictionary Definition

condone v : excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with; "excuse someone's behavior"; "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities" [syn: excuse]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • From etyl la condōno


  1. To forgive, excuse or overlook (something).
  2. To allow, accept or permit (something).
  3. transitive law To forgive (marital infidelity or other marital offense).

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abide with, accept, allow for, be big, be content with, be easy with, bear, bear with, blink at, brook, connive at, countenance, disregard, endure, forget, forgive, grin and abide, have, hear of, ignore, indulge, judge not, lean over backwards, leave unavenged, let go by, let it go, let pass, listen to reason, live with, make allowances for, not write off, obey, overlook, pardon, pass over, pocket the affront, put up with, regard with indulgence, remit, rise above, see both sides, shrug, shrug it off, stand for, stomach, submit to, suffer, suspend judgment, take, tolerate, view with indulgence, wink at, yield to
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