condemn-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: judge or show someone to be guilty; express disapproval

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent[human]] CONDEMN NP2[theme] PP{OF NP[attribute]} NP1[agent[human]] CONDEMN NP2[theme] FOR [attribute] NP1[agentt[human]] CONDEMN NP2[patient]

When he could not do so, those gathered condemned him of discourtesy.
I believe he would have found it amusing that society condemned him of gross indecency.
In 1876 a Massachusetts judge condemned a manufacturer for violating the ten-hour law.
We condemn the racism in South Africa.
An outraged judge condemned prosecutors for not charging a councillor who killed a man.

VerbNet: judgement-33,suspect-81
FrameNet: Judgment_communication
PropBank: condemn.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4

Sense Number 2: force into a state or punishment

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] CONDEMN NP2[theme] to NP3[goal]
NOTE: compare to sense 1; these senses are related, but the NP2 in this sense may not necessarily be guilty but may be a victim of circumstance. Also the state/punisment NP is required for a sentence to fit into this sense.

His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence.
Emperor Charles V condemned him to death as a convicted rebel.
He was condemned to twelve years in prison on charges of attempted murder.
Acid mutilates and maims the victim, condemning her to lifelong isolation and emotional anguish.

VerbNet: suspect-81
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: condemn.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 5

Sense Number 3: declare unfit or unsafe

They have not yet made a final decision whether to condemn the property.
The city building official issued an order condemning the premises for habitation.
On December 15, 1997, the building was condemned because it had no heat.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2