The verb condone means to accept or allow the wrong behaviour.

Synonyms are excuse, forget, forgive, or ignore.

The word origins in 1857. It comes from Latin condonare meaning “to give up, remit, permit”. It is derived from com- plus donare meaning “give as a gift”. It was attested as a dictionary word from 1620s.

The school principal will never condone their excessive consumption of alcohol.

Parents who condone violence to their children remained a major problem.

The museum does not condone too much noise in the area.