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Another word for sanction

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Noun
  1. The approving of an action, especially when done by one in authority

    See also:

    allow

  2. An act of confirming officially

      1. Affirmation or approval; adoption of an action that was done on one’s behalf and treating that action as if it had been authorized by that person before the fact of it having been done. By ratifying an act or action, a person becomes responsible for the consequences of that act or action. Ratification by a two-thirds vote of Congress is needed to propose a constitutional amendment, which must then be ratified by three fourths of the states for it to take effect. Affirmation or approval; adoption of an action that was done on one’s behalf and treating that action as if it had been authorized by that person before the fact of it having been done. By ratifying an act or action, a person becomes responsible for the consequences of that act or action. Ratification by a two-thirds vote of Congress is needed to propose a constitutional amendment, which must then be ratified by three fourths of the states for it to take effect.
      1. The act of confirming.
      2. Something that confirms; verification.
      3. A Christian rite admitting a baptized person to full membership in a church.
      1. The act or an instance of approving.
      2. An official approbation; a sanction.
      3. Favorable regard; commendation.
      1. The act of affirming or the state of being affirmed; assertion.
      2. Something declared to be true; a positive statement or judgment.
      3. The assertion that the testimony one gives is true and equivalent to that which would be given while under oath.
    See also:

    law

  3. A coercive measure intended to ensure compliance or conformity

    See also:

    reward

Verb
  1. To give one's consent to

      1. Satisfactory or agreeable; acceptable:
      2. Correct:
      3. Barely satisfactory; mediocre:
      1. To allow the doing of (something); consent to:
      2. To grant consent or leave to (someone); authorize:
      3. To afford opportunity or possibility for:
      1. To give permission or opportunity to; allow:
      2. To cause to; make:
      3. Used as an auxiliary in the imperative to express a command, request, or proposal:
      1. To express approval of or give support to, especially by public statement; sanction:
      2. To recommend (a product), often in exchange for payment, as in an advertisement.
      3. To write one's signature on the back of (a check) to obtain the amount payable or to make the amount payable available to a third party or to the bearer.
      1. To give assent, as to the proposal of another; agree:
      2. To be of the same mind or opinion.
      3. Acceptance or approval of what is planned or done by another; acquiescence.
      1. To grant authority or power to.
      2. To give permission for (something); sanction:
      1. To consent to officially or formally; confirm or sanction:
      2. To consider right or good:
      3. To prove or attest.
      1. To sanction officially; authorize.
      1. To let do or happen; permit:
      2. To permit the presence of:
      3. To permit to have:
    See also:

    allow

  2. To accept officially

      1. To approve and give formal sanction to; confirm:
      1. To move on or ahead; proceed:
      2. To extend; run:
      3. To move by or in front of something:
      1. To support or establish the certainty or validity of; verify:
      2. To reaffirm the establishment of (a reservation or advance arrangement).
      3. To make firmer; strengthen:
      1. To consent to officially or formally; confirm or sanction:
      2. To consider right or good:
      3. To prove or attest.
      1. To declare positively; assert to be true:
      2. To declare support for or belief in:
      3. To rule (a court decision) to have been correct; confirm:
      1. To take on the legal responsibilities as parent of (a child that is not one's biological child).
      2. To become the owner or caretaker of (a pet, especially one from a shelter).
      3. To take and follow (a course of action, for example) by choice or assent:

Another word for sanction

Noun
  1. Approval

    See also:

    permission

  2. A coercive measure

Verb