condone
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(pronounced cuhn-DOHN)

A verb meaning to consciously excuse, pardon or overlook a mistake, flaw, or action. Also, to behave as though the act or condition is unimportant, inconsequential, or meaningless.

Example: Though they had been co-workers and friends for years, Jason could not condone Olivia’s sudden practice of taking kickbacks from suppliers for specifying their products; not only was the practice unethical, but it also put her design license in jeopardy.