HyperDic: sanction

English > 7 senses of the word sanction:
NOUNcommunicationsanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimaturformal and explicit approval
actsanctiona mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards
attributesanction, authority, authorization, authorisationofficial permission or approval
actsanctionthe act of final authorization
VERBcommunicationsanction, approve, O.K., okaygive sanction to
socialsanctiongive authority or permission to
communicationsanctiongive religious sanction to, such as through on oath
sanction > pronunciation
Soundssae'ngkshahn; sae'ngshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > sanction: 7 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningformal and explicit approval.
Synonymscountenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur
NarrowerO.K., OK, okay, okey, okehAn endorsement
nihil obstatThe phrase used by the official censor of the Roman Catholic Church to say that a publication has been examined and contains nothing offensive to the church
visaAn endorsement made in a passport that allows the bearer to enter the country issuing it
Broaderapproval, commendationA message expressing a favorable opinion
Spanishaprobación, autorización, consentimiento, garantía, imprimatur, imprimátur, refrendación, sanción
Catalanautorització, consentiment, imprimatur
Verbssanctiongive sanction to
sanctiongive authority or permission to
English > sanction: 7 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards.
Broadersocial controlControl exerted (actively or passively) by group action
Spanishsanción
Catalansanció
Verbssanctiongive religious sanction to, such as through on oath
English > sanction: 7 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaningofficial permission or approval.
Synonymsauthority, authorization, authorisation
Broaderpermissionapproval to do something
Verbssanctiongive authority or permission to
English > sanction: 7 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of final authorization.
Example"it had the sanction of the church"
Narrowerbenefit of clergysanction by a religious rite
nameBy the sanction or authority of
nihil obstatauthoritative approval
Broaderauthorization, authorisation, empowermentThe act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
Spanishsanción
Catalansanció
Verbssanctiongive authority or permission to
English > sanction: 7 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningGive sanction to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsapprove, O.K., okay
Entailed byapplaud, clap, spat, acclaimclap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
initialmark with one's initials
license, licence, certifyauthorize officially
subscribe, supportAdopt as a belief
Narrowerback, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, supportBe behind
confirmsupport a person for a position
sanctionGive religious sanction to, such as through on oath
visaapprove officially
Broaderauthorize, authorise, pass, cleargrant authorization or clearance for
Oppositedisapprove, rejectdeem wrong or inappropriate
Spanishaprobar, homologar, sancionar
Catalanaprovar, homologar, sancionar
Nounssanctionformal and explicit approval
English > sanction: 7 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningGive authority or permission to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderempower, authorise, authorizeGive or delegate power or authority to
Spanishsancionar
Catalansancionar
Adjectivessanctionativeimplying sanction or serving to sanction
Nounssanctionthe act of final authorization
sanctionofficial permission or approval
sanctionformal and explicit approval
English > sanction: 7 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningGive religious sanction to, such as through on oath.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broaderapprove, O.K., okay, sanctionGive sanction to
Nounssanctiona mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards

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