Synonyms for sanction
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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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I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.
The fact that this is being discussed as a potential sanction is not entirely unhelpful, it's a very, very serious sanction because it tends to be a pretty blunt instrument. Maybe that's required. I'm not sure. It's never been done before.
Similarly the administration can sanction the Iranian airports whence Mahan Air Corporation troop flights to Syria leave. It can sanction the company that provides fuel to Mahan in Iran. If it knows banks involved in managing payments in Europe for Mahan Air’s transactions on these services, it can similarly sanction them or at least impose fines, in short a lot more can be done.
All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.
The No. 1 sanction we could put on Putin's war is to sanction his oil, and I think that Americans are willing to do that. But they also realize that Joe Biden has created this dependence, and this is really another tax on hardworking Americans by Joe Biden.
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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