- accept and allow (behavior that is considered morally wrong or offensive) to continue；approve or sanction (something), especially with reluctance
verb: condone, 3rd person present: condones, gerund or present participle: condoning, past tense: condoned, past participle: condoned
- 1. accept and allow (behavior that is considered morally wrong or offensive) to continue:
the college cannot condone any behavior that involves illicit drugs
- 2. approve or sanction (something), especially with reluctance:
the practice is not officially condoned by any airline
- v.accept (behaviour that is considered morally wrong or offensive):
- the college cannot condone any behaviour that involves illicit drugs
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