Condemn and Praise


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

Praise is an antonym for condemn in topics: denounce, disregard, neglect, blame.


Praise verb - To proclaim the glory of.

Condemn is an antonym for praise in topics: acclaim, congratulate.

Nearby Words: praised, praising

Common collocations

character condemn character praise character
people condemn people praise people
author condemn author praise author
technology condemn technology praise technology
Other words: player.

Both words in one sentence

  • Fly By Night is a film that doesn't know whether to praise hip-hop or condemn it.
    Source: Lost Aesop
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