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Synonyms for sanction
ˈsæŋk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur(noun)

    formal and explicit approval

    "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"

    Synonyms:
    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

  2. sanction(noun)

    a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards

    Synonyms:
    countenance, imprimatur, endorsement, indorsement, authority, authorisation, warrant, authorization

  3. authority, authorization, authorisation, sanction(noun)

    official permission or approval

    "authority for the program was renewed several times"

    Synonyms:
    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

  4. sanction(verb)

    the act of final authorization

    "it had the sanction of the church"

    Synonyms:
    countenance, imprimatur, endorsement, indorsement, authority, authorisation, warrant, authorization

  5. approve, O.K., okay, sanction(verb)

    give sanction to

    "I approve of his educational policies"

    Synonyms:
    approve, okay

  6. sanction(verb)

    give authority or permission to

    Synonyms:
    approve, okay

  7. sanction(verb)

    give religious sanction to, such as through on oath

    "sanctify the marriage"

    Synonyms:
    approve, okay

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sanction

    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.

    Synonyms:
    abet, advocate, aid, assist, countenance, embolden, encourage, incite, instigate, promote, support, uphold

    Antonyms:
    baffle, confound, counteract, denounce, deter, disapprove, disconcert, discourage, dissuade, expose, frustrate, hinder, impede, obstruct

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sanction(n)

    Synonyms:
    rectification, authorization, authority, countenance, support, seal, allowance

    Antonyms:
    nullification, disallowance, discountenance, prohibition

  2. sanction(v)

    Synonyms:
    authorize, countenance, confirm, ratify

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sanction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    confirmation, ratification, countenance, support, authority, warranty, authorization

  2. sanction(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    ratify, confirm, countenance, support, authorize, warrant, allow, legalize, bind

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sanction(n)

    Synonyms:
    confirmation, ratification, authorization, penalty, punishment

  2. sanction(v)

    Synonyms:
    confirm, ratify, approve, countenance

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    punish, punishment, sanctions, assent, penalty, penalties, penalize, penalise, sanctioning

How to pronounce sanction?

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How to use sanction in a sentence?

  1. Patrick Pouyanne:

    The best way to be sanction bullet proof is to have no sanction.

  2. Javier Hernandez:

    To all Mexican fans in the stadiums, don't shout 'Puto', let's not risk another sanction.

  3. Justin Rostant:

    Chevron's sanction of the Anchor project shows that the U.S. Gulf of Mexico still offers attractive investment opportunities for large greenfield developments.

  4. Dave Lochbaum:

    Instead of giving nuclear some reward … it would be more appropriate to sanction those acting badly.

  5. Pierpaolo Marziali:

    We've already started talks in the country and we hope to be able to boost our sales in 2016 to get back to pre-sanction times.


Translations for sanction

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • جزاءArabic
  • Billigung, Sanktionierung, SanktionGerman
  • decreto, ratificar, aprobación, sancionar, autorización, aprobar, sanción, autorizarSpanish
  • تحریمPersian
  • seuraamus, hyväksyntä, antaa hyväksyntä, säännös, sanktioida, pakote, hyväksyä, sanktioFinnish
  • sanction, sanctionnerFrench
  • मंजूरीHindi
  • պատժամիջոցArmenian
  • sanksiIndonesian
  • 承認, 許可, 認可, 制裁, 拘束Japanese
  • სანქციაGeorgian
  • ಅನುಮೋದನೆKannada
  • 제재Korean
  • sanctieDutch
  • godkjennelse, straffe, sanksjon, godkjenne, sanksjonere, tillatelse, tillateNorwegian
  • применять санкции, санкционировать, са́нкцияRussian
  • sankcija, санкцијаSerbo-Croatian
  • kwazoSwahili
  • yaptırımTurkish
  • са́нкціяUkrainian
  • منظوریUrdu

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