Definition of Sanction:

  1. Law: Penalty or punitive action imposed for failure to comply with a court order, law, or regulation.

  2. International relations: Punitive or restrictive measures taken, usually by several countries in concert, to pressure a country to change its certain policies. (1) Economic sanctions ban trading with the offending country, and (2) Diplomatic sanctions result in withdrawal of relations and representations.

  3. General: Formal approval or authorization.

  4. Give official permission or approval for (an action).

  5. Impose a sanction or penalty on.

  6. A threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule.

  7. Official permission or approval for an action.

Synonyms of Sanction

Penalty, Punishment, Deterrent, Punish, Discipline someone for, Authorize, Consent to, Permit, Allow, Give leave for, Give permission for, Warrant, Accredit, License, Give assent to, Endorse, Agree to, Approve, Accept, Give ones blessing to, Back, Support, John Hancock, OK, Accede to, Accept, Acceptance, Accord, Accord to, Accredit, Acquiescence, Adherence, Admiration, Admire, Advocacy, Advocate, Affirm, Affirmance, Affirmation, Affirmative, Affirmative voice, Agree to, Agreement, Aid, Allow, Allowance, Amen, Approbation, Approval, Approve, Approve of, Assent, Authenticate, Authentication, Authority, Authorization, Authorize, Autograph, Aye, Back, Backing, Ban, Be willing, Bless, Blessing, Certificate, Certification, Certify, Charter, Clearance, Commission, Compliance, Concurrence, Condescend, Confirm, Confirmation, Connivance, Connive at, Consent, Consent to, Consent to silently, Constitute, Cosign, Countenance, Countersign, Countersignature, Declare lawful, Decree, Deign, Discipline, Eagerness, Empower, Empowerment, Enable, Enabling, Enact, Enactment, Encourage, Encouragement, Endorse, Endorsement, Enfranchise, Enfranchisement, Entitle, Entitlement, Establish, Esteem, Favor, Favorable vote, Fiat, Formulate, Franchise, Give consent, Give official sanction, Give permission, Give power, Give the go-ahead, Give the imprimatur, Give thumbs up, Go along with, Go-ahead, Grant, Green light, Have no objection, Help, Hold with, Imprimatur, Initial, Keep in countenance, Leave, Legalization, Legalize, Legislate, Legislation, Legitimate, Legitimatization, Legitimatize, Legitimization, Legitimize, License, Make a regulation, Make legal, Nod, Nod assent, Not refuse, Notarization, Notarize, Okay, Ordain, Pass, Pass on, Pass upon, Patent, Penalty, Permission, Permit, Prescribe, Privilege, Promptitude, Promptness, Punishment, Put in force, Ratification, Ratify, Readiness, Recommendation, Redress, Regulate, Respect, Retaliation, Retribution, Rubber stamp, Say amen to, Say aye, Say yes, Seal, Seal of approval, Second, Sigil, Sign, Sign and seal, Signature, Signet, Sponsor, Sponsorship, Stamp, Stamp of approval, Submission, Subscribe to, Subscription, Sufferance, Support, Swear and affirm, Swear to, Take kindly to, The nod, Think well of, Undersign, Underwrite, Ungrudgingness, Unloathness, Unreluctance, Uphold, Validate, Validation, View with favor, Visa, Vise, Voice, Vote, Vote affirmatively, Vote aye, Vouchsafe, Warrant, Warranty, Willingness, Wink at, Yea, Yea vote, Yield assent, Authorization, Consent, Leave, Permission, Authority, Warrant, Licence, Dispensation, Assent, Acquiescence, Agreement, Approval, Seal of approval, Stamp of approval, Approbation, Recognition, Endorsement, Accreditation, Confirmation, Ratification, Validation, Blessing, Imprimatur, Clearance, Acceptance, Allowance

How to use Sanction in a sentence?

  1. Only two treatments have been sanctioned by the Food and Drug Administration.
  2. My friend in Moscow is constantly complaining, because good imported cheese is impossible to get, thanks to the international trade sanction s in place against Russia.
  3. He appealed to the bishop for his sanction.
  4. The driver refused to listen to the officer, as a result, a sanction for civil disobedience was applied without remorse.
  5. A range of sanctions aimed at deterring insider abuse.
  6. You need to always do things the right way so that you do not get hit with any sanction that can get your business in trouble.
  7. Foreigners in France illegally should be sent home, their employers sanctioned and border controls tightened up.

Meaning of Sanction & Sanction Definition