By Grey Sigmon
2) n. (usually plural) a penalty for breaking with law or custom
3) tr. v. to approve ; to encourage
Synonyms: approval, allowance, confirmation
Antonyms: denial, disagreement, disapproval
Sentence 1: John's parents sanctioned for him to go to the concert because his grades were good and they wanted him to become more social.
Sentence 2: The teacher needed each of her student's parents sanction to go on the field trip to the museum.