n. 1. Approval; support; permission

2. (usually plural) A penalty for breaking with law or custom

tr. v. To approve; to encourage


Noun: allowance, confirmation, endorsement

Verb: to ratify, to confirm, to authorize


Noun: denial, disapproval, rejection

Verb: to disapprove, to deny, to veto

Sentence #1

John must get sanction from his parents to go to the field trip with his classmates.

Sentence #2

Ben's plan was sanctioned by his boss, which was surprising because he usually does not approve them.
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Learn English Vocabulary - New Word: Sanction