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Condone Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    condone v : excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with; "excuse someone's behavior"; "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities" [syn: excuse]
Condone Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Condone \Con*done"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Condoned; p. pr. & vb. n. Condoning.] [L. condonare, -donatum, to give up, remit, forgive; con- + donare to give. See Donate.]
  1. To pardon; to forgive. A fraud which he had either concocted or condoned. --W. Black. It would have been magnanimous in the men then in power to have overlooked all these things, and, condoning the politics, to have rewarded the poetry of Burns. --J. C. Shairp.
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