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Synonyms for sanctioned

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. canonic, canonical, sanctionedadjective

    conforming to orthodox or recognized rules

    "the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing"- Sinclair Lewis

    basic, canonic, approved, canonical, ratified

    unauthorized, unorthodox, unauthorised, illegal

  2. ratified, sanctionedadjective

    formally approved and invested with legal authority

    canonic, approved, canonical, ratified

    unauthorised, unorthodox, unauthorized, illegal

  3. approved, sanctionedadjective

    established by authority; given authoritative approval

    "a list of approved candidates"

    canonic, approved, canonical, ratified

    unauthorized, unorthodox, illegal, unauthorised

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sanctioned":

    punished, assented, penalized, penalised, approved

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  1. Radu Jude:

    I was interested in making a film that explored the connection between past and present... and namely how past problems still shape mentalities today, i also wanted to pose the question, how do we judge the behavior of someone in the past, whose behavior was sanctioned by the laws and traditions of that age.

  2. William Burns:

    I must admit, that watching the images of President Putin and Iran's supreme leader meeting yesterday … the reality is that Russians and Iranians need each other right now – both heavily sanctioned countries, both looking to break out of political isolation as well, but if they need each other, they don't really trust each other in the sense that their energy rivals and historical competitors.

  3. The TIU:

    The player is permanently ineligible to compete in or attend any sanctioned event organized or recognized by the governing bodies of the sport.

  4. Brigham Young University:

    In hosting ballroom competitions sanctioned by the National Dance Council of America, Brigham Young University has followed NDCA rules and will continue to do so.

  5. Mike Pence:

    Even the United Nations reported that in their words, the gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a state that does not have a parallel in the contemporary world, that’s why the United States government has sanctioned her for her role in [abetting] North Korea's human rights abuses and crimes against humanity.


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