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sanction

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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.
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sanction

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to give official acceptance of as satisfactory
  • The administration will sanction almost any field trip with educational value.
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approve, endorse, sanction, accredit, certify mean to have or express a favorable opinion of. approve often implies no more than this but may suggest considerable esteem or admiration.
    • the parents approve of the marriage
endorse suggests an explicit statement of support.
    • publicly endorsed her for Senator
sanction implies both approval and authorization.
    • the President sanctioned covert operations
accredit and certify usually imply official endorsement attesting to conformity to set standards.
    • the board voted to accredit the college
    • must be certified to teach


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