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1 sanction

Formal and explicit approval.

synonyms: countenance, endorsement, imprimatur, indorsement, warrant.

Roget 931: approbation; approval, approvement; sanction, advocacy; nod of approbation; esteem, estimation, good opinion, golden opinions, admiration; love etc. 897; ... show more

Dutch: bijval, steunbetuiging, strafmaatregel

2 sanction

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

3 sanction

Official permission or approval.

synonyms: authorisation, authority, authorization.

Roget 760: permission, leave; allowance, sufferance; tolerance, toleration; liberty, law, license, concession, grace; indulgence etc. (lenity) ... show more

Roget 924: due, dueness; right, privilege, prerogative, prescription, title, claim, pretension, demand, birthright.    immunity, license, liberty, ... show more

4 sanction

The act of final authorization.


1 sanction

Give sanction to.

synonyms: approve, O.K., okay.

Roget 931: approve; approbate, think good, think much of, think well of, think highly of; esteem, value, prize; set great store by, set great store on.    do justice to, appreciate; honor, ... show more

Roget 760: permit; give permission etc. n., give power; let, allow, admit; suffer, bear with, tolerate, recognize; concede etc. ... show more

Dutch: goedkeuren

2 sanction

Give authority or permission to.

3 sanction

Give religious sanction to, such as through on oath.

Moby thesaurus: 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 ... show more.

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