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Synonyms for sanction
ˈsæŋk ʃənsanc·tion

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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. sanctionnoun

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

    Antonyms:
    nullification, disallowance, discountenance, prohibition

  2. sanctionverb

    Synonyms:
    authorize, countenance, confirm, ratify

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimaturnoun

    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. sanctionnoun

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

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

  3. authority, authorization, authorisation, sanctionnoun

    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. sanctionverb

    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, sanctionverb

    give sanction to

    "I approve of his educational policies"

    Synonyms:
    approve, okay

  6. sanctionverb

    give authority or permission to

    Synonyms:
    approve, okay

  7. sanctionverb

    give religious sanction to, such as through on oath

    "sanctify the marriage"

    Synonyms:
    approve, okay

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sanctionnoun

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

  2. sanctionverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sanctionnoun

    Synonyms:
    confirmation, ratification, authorization, penalty, punishment

  2. sanctionverb

    Synonyms:
    confirm, ratify, approve, countenance

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How to use sanction in a sentence?

  1. Sonia Guajajara:

    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.

  2. Hugh Dugan:

    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.

  3. Jim Lewis:

    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.

  4. President Biden:

    And there's no sanction that is immediate.

  5. Fumio Kishida:

    In response to this situation, we will strengthen our sanction measures in close cooperation with the G7 and the rest of the international community.


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