Other Words for Sanction

Sanction Adjective Synonyms
agreement, concurrence, acceptance, affirmation, assent, acquiescence, compliance, approval, OK, okay
He would never have proceeded with the invasion without the sanction of his generals.

Sanction Noun Synonyms
ban, penalty, punishment, retribution, discipline, retaliation, redress
The government decided to introduce sanctions against the regime on account of their atrocious record on human rights.

confirm, ratify, second, authorize, legalize, legitimatize or legitimize, validate, license, certify, approve, permit, allow, notarize, vouchsafe, subscribe to, commission, consent to
If the board sanctions the purchase of the company, it is then up to the shareholders to vote.

support, encourage, advocate, back, sponsor, favor, countenance, help
You know I cannot be seen to sanction your plan in preference to others.

Sanction Verb Synonyms
help, aid, encouragement, support, advocacy, backing, sponsorship, favor, countenance
You will need the sanction of the entire committee in order to win a vote of confidence.

confirmation, ratification, secondment, authorization, legalization, legitimatization or legitimization, validation, license, certification, approval, permission, imprimatur, seal or stamp (of approval), signet
If you get the sanction of the rest of the members, then I shall agree.

More Words for Sanction

Second / Ok / Back / Support / Help / Allow / Aid

Sanction Fee

Entertainment / Bowling / Sanction Fee: A fee paid to a governing body as a requirement to have the scores count towards official averages and to be eligible for honor score recognition. A league player typically pays a national sanction fe MORE

Insider Trading Sanctions Act Of 1984

Business / Finance / Insider Trading Sanctions Act Of 1984: Trading by officers, directors, major stockholders, or others who hold private inside information allowing them to benefit from buying or selling stock. MORE

American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMAL)

Technology / Motorcycle / American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMAL): Sanctioning body for vintage motorcycling competition, it’s a member-owned non-profit association dedicated to enhancing the sport of historic motorcycle racing for the enjoyment of riders and spect MORE

North American Trials Council (NATC)

Technology / Motorcycle / North American Trials Council (NATC): The mission of the NATC, Inc. is to establish and to administer a US National Trials Championship series that will produce a US National Champion. Included in the mission is the establishment of rules MORE


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Technology / Motorcycle / WERA: The Western Eastern Roadracers Association (WERA) also known as WERA Motorcycle Roadracing, Inc, is one of the oldest and largest national sanctioning bodies conducting motorcycle roadraces at road co MORE