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sanction

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sanction

  1. the approval by someone in authority for the doing of something <you cannot make a student video without your faculty advisor's sanction of its subject matter prior to shooting> Synonyms allowance, authorization, clearance, concurrence, consent, granting, green light, leave, license (or licence), permission, sufferance, warrantRelated Words imprimatur, seal, signature, stamp; accreditation, certification; liberty, pass; concession, patent, permit; tolerance, toleration; acceptance, acquiescence, agreement, assent, OK (or okay); accord, grantNear Antonyms denial, refusal, rejection, revocation; taboo (also tabu); injunction, veto; deterrence, discouragement, repression, suppression; ban, embargo, exclusionAntonyms interdiction, prohibition, proscription




sanction

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sanction

  1. to give official acceptance of as satisfactory <the administration will sanction almost any field trip with educational value> Synonyms accredit, approbate, authorize, clear, confirm, finalize, formalize, homologate, OK (or okay), ratify, approve, warrantRelated Words accept, acknowledge, affirm; certify, endorse (also indorse), validate; bless, canonize, sanctify; initial, rubber-stamp, sign, sign off (on); allow, enable, legalize, license (also licence), pass, permit; reapproveNear Antonyms ban, enjoin, forbid, illegalize, interdict, prohibit, proscribe; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook; rebuff, rebut, refuse, spurnAntonyms decline, deny, disallow, disapprove, negative, reject, turn down, veto





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