Synonyms for (noun) sanction

Synonyms: sanction

Definition: a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards

Similar words: social control

Definition: control exerted (actively or passively) by group action


Synonyms: sanction

Definition: the act of final authorization

Usage: it had the sanction of the church

Similar words: authorisation, authorization, empowerment

Definition: the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant


Synonyms: authorisation, authority, authorization, sanction

Definition: official permission or approval

Usage: authority for the program was renewed several times

Similar words: permission

Definition: approval to do something

Usage: he asked permission to leave


Synonyms: endorsement, indorsement, imprimatur, sanction, warrant, countenance

Definition: formal and explicit approval

Usage: a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement

Similar words: commendation, approval

Definition: a message expressing a favorable opinion

Usage: words of approval seldom passed his lips

Synonyms for (verb) sanction

Synonyms: sanction, O.K., okay, approve

Definition: give sanction to

Usage: I approve of his educational policies

Similar words: pass, authorise, authorize, clear

Definition: grant authorization or clearance for

Usage: Clear the manuscript for publication; The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography


Synonyms: sanction

Definition: give religious sanction to, such as through on oath

Usage: sanctify the marriage

Similar words: sanction, O.K., okay, approve

Definition: give sanction to

Usage: I approve of his educational policies


Synonyms: sanction

Definition: give authority or permission to

Similar words: authorise, authorize, empower

Definition: give or delegate power or authority to

Usage: She authorized her assistant to sign the papers