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noun as in embargo, punishment

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Imam Bheel, as locals call him, was added to a list of worldwide traffickers subject to U.S. sanctions in 2009.

Pyongyang has given the Obama administration no choice but to retaliate now by imposing sanctions or even an embargo.

According to Belkovsky, both officials got out in time to escape new Western sanctions.

In his opinion, Rio Tinto has not addressed this provision of the comprehensive sanctions against Iran.

Rio Tinto also reiterated that holdings in the mine are fully compliant with the current sanctions regime.

It is best not to dig and delve for a meaning, Miss Tessa; society sanctions many phrases that you would not speak in sincerity.

Mamma sanctions the gift, so you need have no scruples about accepting them.

The complaint that it sanctions 'expediency' is a simple fallacy.

Every command that sanctions it, sanctions every exercise of Covenanting in which it is used.

Furthermore, the repressive character of the sanctions which are attached to it is sensibly less accentuated.


On this page you'll find 93 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sanctions, such as: approval, backing, consent, assent, authority, and recommendation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.