Part of speech:
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A grace said before or after eating
A penalty imposed for violating accepted social norms. A sanction may be civil or criminal in nature. Criminal sanctions are either fine, imprisonment, or both. Authorization and/or approval by someone in a position of authority; for example, the act of imposing a penalty.
To validate is to confirm, legalize, or prove the accuracy of something.
To decide in favor of; agree with and support against opposition; sustain
To write one's signature, as in attesting or confirming something
To ratify is to approve and give formal consent to something.
(Intransitive) To go successfully through (an examination, trail, test, etc).
Like is defined as to enjoy or agree with something.
To touch; to feel with the hand.
To regard with favor; approve or like
To write on the back of (a document)
To agree (to do something)
Compliment means to give praise.
Away from the front or from an edge.
To admit (a claim or the like); acknowledge as true or valid
To consent or accede (to); say “yes”
Adopt is defined as to accept an idea or to choose and follow a course of action.
(Dial.) To like or wish
To ascribe or attribute (something) to someone:
(Intransitive) To receive something willingly.
To praise enthusiastically and often publicly.
To be thankful or show gratitude for:
To speak or write in support of; be in favor of
To give advice or counsel:
To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
To give support to; be favorable to; foster; help
To support or establish the certainty or validity of; verify:
To cause to be able to grow or thrive:
To give license or a license to or for; permit formally
To support by aid, influence, protection, etc.
To afford opportunity; allow:
To support the spirits, vitality, or resolution of; encourage:
Recognize is defined as to identify someone or something known at an earlier time.
To make legal or lawful; authorize or sanction by law:
To have or express an unfavorable opinion of; consider (something) wrong; condemn
To reject as invalid, untrue, or improper.
To decline to accept; reject
To turn down (an applicant, as for a job); refuse to accept.
To fail to correspond:
To refuse the use of or access to
The power of one branch of government to prohibit a certain action by another; for example, the chief executive’s right to refuse to sign a legislature-passed bill into law.
Praise is defined as to give someone approval, or to thank God.
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