Sanction

/ˈsaŋ(k)-shən/

Definitions:

  1. (noun) approval; support; permission
  2. (usually in plural) penalty for breaking with law or custom
  3. 3. (tr. v.) to approve; to encourage

Sentences:

  • For its illegal recruiting, the NCAA put sanctions on the college football team.
  • The President sanctioned the use of force in Syria.

Synonyms/Antonyms:

Synonyms:
  • (Def. 1) permission, approval.
  • (Def. 2) punishment, penalty
  • (Def. 3) encouraged, supported

Antonyms:

  • (Def. 1) denial, opposition
  • (Def. 2) rewards, gifts, praise
  • (Def. 3) oppose, fight against
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