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  • nounauthorization
  • nounembargo, punishment
  • verbauthorize, confirm

synonyms for sanctions

  • approval
  • acquiescence
  • allowance
  • approbation
  • assent
  • authority
  • backing
  • confirmation
  • consent
  • countenance
  • encouragement
  • endorsement
  • fiat
  • go-ahead
  • leave
  • nod
  • okay
  • permission
  • permit
  • ratification
  • recommendation
  • sufferance
  • support
  • word
  • green light
  • seal of approval
  • stamp of approval
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antonyms for sanctions

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  • denial
  • disagreement
  • disapproval
  • discouragement
  • opposition
  • prohibition
  • question
  • refusal
  • rejection
  • veto
  • award
  • honor
  • prevention
  • reward
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How to use sanctions in a sentence

It is best not to dig and delve for a meaning, Miss Tessa; society sanctions many phrases that you would not speak in sincerity.
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
Mamma sanctions the gift, so you need have no scruples about accepting them.
ERNEST LINWOODCAROLINE LEE HENTZ
The complaint that it sanctions 'expediency' is a simple fallacy.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME II (OF 3)LESLIE STEPHEN
Every command that sanctions it, sanctions every exercise of Covenanting in which it is used.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
Furthermore, the repressive character of the sanctions which are attached to it is sensibly less accentuated.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF SOCIOLOGYROBERT E. PARK
It is the cap, not the man, and his wisdom, that sanctions and legalizes his various acts.
THE HISTORY OF YIDDISH LITERATURE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURYLEO WIENER
Supernatural sanctions and emotional coloring are products of general experience and feeling.
INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF RELIGIONSCRAWFORD HOWELL TOY
But then Rome allows and sanctions what must almost necessarily involve things to which I cannot reconcile myself.
JOURNAL IN FRANCE IN 1845 AND 1848 WITH LETTERS FROM ITALY IN 1847T. W. (THOMAS WILLIAM) ALLIES
They are consequently   apt to become scoffers, and to attempt to turn religion and its sanctions into ridicule.
ADVICE TO A YOUNG MAN UPON FIRST GOING TO OXFORDEDWARD BERENS
So soon as the treaties on this subject shall have received their constitutional sanctions they shall be laid before both Houses.
A COMPILATION OF THE MESSAGES AND PAPERS OF THE PRESIDENTSEDITED BY JAMES D. RICHARDSON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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