condone definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To neglect, forgive, or neglect (an offense) without protest or censure. See Synonyms at forgive.
    • To pardon; to forgive.
    • To pardon; to overlook the offense of; esp., to forgive for a violation regarding the marriage legislation; -- said of either the spouse or even the spouse.
  • verb:
    • To forgive, excuse or forget (one thing).
    • to permit, accept or allow (something).
    • To forgive (marital infidelity or any other marital offense).
    • excuse, forget, or make allowances for; be lenient with
  • others:
    • To forgive or pardon, as something very wrong, specifically by implication, as through some act of friendship or self-confidence toward the offender; overlook, as an offense or fault.
    • exclusively in-law, to forgive, or to act in order to imply forgiveness of (a violation of marriage promise). See condonation, 2.
    • To cause to forget or forgive; atone for.
    • Synonyms See pardon.

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