sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur(noun)
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, sanction(noun)
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, sanction(verb)
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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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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How to use sanction in a sentence?
I am deeply sorry for many things I have done. However, it is my hope that revealing the truth will lead to a bright, dope-free future for the sport I love, in the rush to vilify Lance, many of the other equally culpable participants have been allowed to escape scrutiny, much less sanction, and many of the anti-doping 'enforcers' have chosen to grandstand at Lance's expense rather than truly search for the truth.
It's one thing if you're a profit-making company...it's another thing to be sanctioned by the Republican National Committee, and because of that sanction, you have a responsibility beyond just making money. The RNC did not hold these new channels to the standard that should be required, which is that everybody one of our presidential candidates will be treated with dignity and respect. Period. Everyone. There is no undercard! There is no kids' table! Everybody is treated with respect. Why? Because they are running for the nomination of our party, and we demand it. But they never did.
If wealthy Russian oligarchs can purchase millions in art for personal investment or enjoyment while under sanction, it follows that their businesses or hidden resources could also continue accessing the The Senate investigation financial system.
Should Iran's sanction waivers indeed be lifted, that could boost oil prices towards the $80 per barrel mark.
The DNC has said it is not going to sanction any more debates until after February 9th, we look forward to working with the DNC and the other campaigns to schedule a series of debates to follow those currently scheduled. Our position will be that there should be at least three or four more.
Translations for sanction
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- Billigung, Sanktionierung, SanktionGerman
- decreto, ratificar, aprobación, sancionar, autorización, aprobar, sanción, autorizarSpanish
- seuraamus, hyväksyntä, antaa hyväksyntä, säännös, sanktioida, pakote, hyväksyä, sanktioFinnish
- sanction, sanctionnerFrench
- 承認, 許可, 認可, 制裁, 拘束Japanese
- godkjennelse, straffe, sanksjon, godkjenne, sanksjonere, tillatelse, tillateNorwegian
- применять санкции, санкционировать, са́нкцияRussian
- sankcija, санкцијаSerbo-Croatian
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