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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 of sanction allowance, authorization, clearance, concurrence, consent, granting, green light, leave, license (or licence), permission, sufferance, warrantWords Related to sanction imprimatur, seal, signature, stamp; accreditation, certification; liberty, pass; concession, patent, permit; tolerance, toleration; acceptance, acquiescence, agreement, assent, OK (or okay); accord, grantNear Antonyms of sanction denial, refusal, rejection, revocation; taboo (also tabu); injunction, veto; deterrence, discouragement, repression, suppression; ban, embargo, exclusionAntonyms of sanction interdiction, prohibition, proscription

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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 of sanction accredit, approbate, authorize, clear, confirm, finalize, formalize, homologate, OK (or okay), ratify, approve, warrantWords Related to sanction 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 of sanction ban, enjoin, forbid, illegalize, interdict, prohibit, proscribe; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook; rebuff, rebut, refuse, spurnAntonyms of sanction decline, deny, disallow, disapprove, negative, reject, turn down, veto



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