Sanction

VCR Lesson 2 #7

Taylor Knapp

Mrs. Jenkins

HE2 2A

25 September 2015

Definition

noun; 1. approval, support, permission

2. a penalty for breaking with law or custom


transitive verb; to approve, to encourage



Synonyms

  • approval
  • consent
  • support
  • permission

Antonyms

  • denial
  • disapproval
  • refusal
  • rejection

Sentences

1. The school was given sanction to proceed with the construction of a new parking lot.


2. Before new car models can be released to the public, they must be sanctioned as impervious to anything that would harm the operator or passengers.

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The oil company in this cartoon is proceeding with their plans, despite European Union sanctions.
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The man was given sanction in prison for breaking a serious law.