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1. sanction

verb. ['ˈsæŋkʃən'] give sanction to.

Synonyms

  • plunk for
  • pass
  • indorse
  • support
  • okay
  • approve
  • clear
  • confirm
  • authorise
  • O.K.
  • visa
  • authorize
  • back
  • plump for

Antonyms

  • running
  • boycott
  • negate
  • disprove

Etymology

  • sanction (French)

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Example sentences of the word sanction


1. Noun, singular or mass
You have to go to different government departments to seek sanction and licenses.

2. sanction

noun. ['ˈsæŋkʃən'] formal and explicit approval.

Synonyms

  • warrant
  • okay
  • okeh
  • OK
  • commendation
  • endorsement
  • O.K.
  • okey
  • countenance
  • visa
  • approval
  • imprimatur
  • indorsement

Antonyms

  • appear
  • prevent
  • failing
  • stay

Etymology

  • sanction (French)

3. sanction

noun. ['ˈsæŋkʃən'] a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards.

Antonyms

  • dematerialize

Etymology

  • sanction (French)

4. sanction

verb. ['ˈsæŋkʃən'] give authority or permission to.

Synonyms

  • authorise
  • empower

Antonyms

  • break even
  • lose
  • indistinct

Etymology

  • sanction (French)

5. sanction

noun. ['ˈsæŋkʃən'] the act of final authorization.

Synonyms

  • authorization
  • empowerment
  • benefit of clergy
  • name
  • authorisation

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • be born
  • survive
  • forbid

Etymology

  • sanction (French)

6. sanction

verb. ['ˈsæŋkʃən'] give religious sanction to, such as through on oath.

Synonyms

  • O.K.
  • okay

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • take
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • sanction (French)

7. sanction

noun. ['ˈsæŋkʃən'] official permission or approval.

Synonyms

  • authorization
  • authority
  • authorisation

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • decertify
  • recede
  • fail

Etymology

  • sanction (French)
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