condemn

condemn(
kuhn
-
dehm
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to sentence)
a. condenar
The judge condemned the defendant to five years in prison.El juez condenó al acusado a cinco años en la cárcel.
2. (to censure)
a. condenar
The priest condemned the brothel owner's behavior.El sacerdote condenó la conducta del propietario del burdel.
3. (to declare unfit)
a. declarar en ruina (building)
The city council condemned five blocks in the city center.El ayuntamiento declaró en ruina cinco cuadras del centro de la ciudad.
b. declarar no apto para el consumo (food)
The whole poultry consignment was condemned following an outbreak of salmonella.La remesa entera de aves de corral se declaró no apta para el consumo debido a un brote de salmonella.
4. (to expropriate)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. expropiar
The city condemned the factory and turned it into a recreation center.La cuidad expropió la fábrica y la convirtió en centro de recreo.
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condemn
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (law)
a. condenar (sentence)
to condemn somebody to deathcondenar a alguien a muerte
the condemned cellla celda de los condenados a muerte
2. (censure)
a. condenar
3. (building)
a. declarar en ruina
condemn [kənˈdem]
transitive verb
(sentence, censure) condenar; [+building] declarar en ruina; [+food] declarar insalubre
to condemn sb to death condenar a algn a muerte; the condemned cell la celda de los condenados a muerte; the condemned man el reo de muerte; such conduct is to be condemned tal conducta es censurable
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