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Abet and instigate are now used almost without exception in a bad sense; one may incite either to good or evil. One incites or instigates to the doing of something not yet done, or to increased activity or further advance in the doing of it; one abets by giving sympathy, countenance, or substantial aid to the doing of that which is already projected or in process of commission. Abet and instigate apply either to persons or actions, incite to persons only; one incites a person to an action. A clergyman will advocate the claims of justice, aid the poor, encourage the despondent, support the weak, uphold the constituted authorities; but he will not incite to a quarrel, instigate a riot, or abet a crime. The originator of a crime often instigates or incites others to abet him in it, or one may instigate or incite others to a crime in the commission of which he himself takes no active part. Compare HELP.
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sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimaturnoun
formal and explicit approval
"a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
endorsement, second, stock warrant, kisser, phiz, secondment, warranty, authorization, physiognomy, warrant, mug, indorsement, blurb, countenance, guarantee, stock-purchase warrant, imprimatur, warrantee, smiler, visage, authority, authorisation
a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards
authority, authorization, authorisation, sanctionnoun
official permission or approval
"authority for the program was renewed several times"
endorsement, potency, government agency, countenance, federal agency, assurance, authorization, self-confidence, warrant, say-so, self-assurance, indorsement, agency, dominance, sureness, confidence, bureau, office, imprimatur, authority, empowerment, authorisation, mandate
the act of final authorization
"it had the sanction of the church"
approve, O.K., okay, sanctionverb
give sanction to
"I approve of his educational policies"
give authority or permission to
give religious sanction to, such as through on oath
"sanctify the marriage"
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How to use sanction in a sentence?
We are calling on the European community to support us so that each of them in their country can pressure companies, pressure parliamentarians, so they can adopts laws that guarantee the traceability of products and their production chain, also, it must enable them to sanction companies that buy and get their supplies from conflict zones.
A look at the record shows that Trump has continued to fund it at historic levels, chose it to sanction North Korea, and uses it as a platform to defend Israel. However, there is a wide misperception fed by Trump detractors and a combative media that his Administration has walked away from the U.N., other countries mimic the U.S., and what they hear has led them to go slow on support and check writing.
In concrete terms, there’s not a heck of a lot they can do because one, North Korea doesn’t have an economy, and two, we’ve already got every sanction known to man against them.
And there's no sanction that is immediate.
In response to this situation, we will strengthen our sanction measures in close cooperation with the G7 and the rest of the international community.
Translations for sanction
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- Sanktion, Billigung, SanktionierungGerman
- decreto, sancionar, sanción, autorizar, aprobación, autorización, ratificar, aprobarSpanish
- säännös, sanktioida, pakote, hyväksyntä, antaa hyväksyntä, hyväksyä, seuraamus, sanktioFinnish
- sanction, sanctionnerFrench
- 制裁, 拘束, 承認, 認可, 許可Japanese
- godkjenne, godkjennelse, tillate, sanksjonere, tillatelse, straffe, sanksjonNorwegian
- санкционировать, са́нкция, применять санкцииRussian
- sankcija, санкцијаSerbo-Croatian
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