Approve and Condemn


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Approve verb – To give official acceptance of as satisfactory.
Condemn is an antonym for approve in topics: allow, disapprove, agree something is good.
Nearby Words: approval, approbation, approving, approvingly, approvement
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Condemn verb – To declare to be morally wrong or evil.
Usage example: it is a sign of human progress that slavery, which was once common, is now universally condemned

Approve is an antonym for condemn in topics: denounce, blame.
Nearby Words: condemnation, condemning, condemnatory
Antonyms for Condemn
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Common collocations

action approve action condemn action
idea approve idea condemn idea
use approve use condemn use
game approve game condemn game

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