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Synonym of Sanction

Sanction Synonyme from Moby Thesaurus

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sanction
Synonyms and related words:
John Hancock, OK, accede to, accept, acceptance, accord, accord to, accredit, acquiescence, adherence, admiration, admire, advocacy, advocate, affirm, affirmance, affirmation, affirmative, affirmative voice, agree to, agreement, aid, allow, allowance, amen, approbation, approval, approve, approve of, assent, authenticate, authentication, authority, authorization, authorize, autograph, aye, back, backing, ban, be willing, bless, blessing, certificate, certification, certify, charter, clearance, commission, compliance, concurrence, condescend, confirm, confirmation, connivance, connive at, consent, consent to, consent to silently, constitute, cosign, countenance, countersign, countersignature, declare lawful, decree, deign, discipline, eagerness, empower, empowerment, enable, enabling, enact, enactment, encourage, encouragement, endorse, endorsement, enfranchise, enfranchisement, entitle, entitlement, establish, esteem, favor, favorable vote, fiat, formulate, franchise, give consent, give official sanction, give permission, give power, give the go-ahead, give the imprimatur, give thumbs up, go along with, go-ahead, grant, green light, have no objection, help, hold with, imprimatur, initial, keep in countenance, leave, legalization, legalize, legislate, legislation, legitimate, legitimatization, legitimatize, legitimization, legitimize, license, make a regulation, make legal, nod, nod assent, not refuse, notarization, notarize, okay, ordain, pass, pass on, pass upon, patent, penalty, permission, permit, prescribe, privilege, promptitude, promptness, punishment, put in force, ratification, ratify, readiness, recommendation, redress, regulate, respect, retaliation, retribution, rubber stamp, say amen to, say aye, say yes, seal, seal of approval, second, sigil, sign, sign and seal, signature, signet, sponsor, sponsorship, stamp, stamp of approval, submission, subscribe to, subscription, sufferance, support, swear and affirm, swear to, take kindly to, the nod, think well of, undersign, underwrite, ungrudgingness, unloathness, unreluctance, uphold, validate, validation, view with favor, visa, vise, voice, vote, vote affirmatively, vote aye, vouchsafe, warrant, warranty, willingness, wink at, yea, yea vote, yield assent
  

  



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WordNet 2.0
sanction

Noun
1. formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
(synonym) countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur
(hypernym) approval, commendation
(hyponym) O.K., OK, okay, okey, okeh
2. a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards
(hypernym) social control
3. official permission or approval; "authority for the program was renewed several times"
(synonym) authority, authorization, authorisation
(hypernym) permission
4. the act of final authorization; "it had the sanction of the church"
(hypernym) authorization, authorisation, empowerment
(hyponym) benefit of clergy

Verb
1. give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies"
(synonym) approve, O.K., okay
(hypernym) authorize, authorise, pass, clear
(derivation) countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur
2. give authority or permission to
(hypernym) empower, authorise, authorize
3. give religious sanction to, such as through on oath; "sanctify the marriage"
(hypernym) approve, O.K., okay

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