Synonyms of sanction in English:

sanction


See definition of sanction

noun

1usually sanctions‘codes of practice should be accompanied by sanctions for offenders’

SYNONYMS

penalty, punishment, deterrent

punitive action, discipline, penalization, correction, retribution

embargo, ban, prohibition, boycott, barrier, restriction, tariff

ANTONYMS

reward

2‘the scheme is to receive the sanction of the court’

SYNONYMS

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

informal the go-ahead, the thumbs up, the OK, the green light, say-so

rare permit

ANTONYMS

prohibition, ban


verb

1‘the rally was sanctioned by the government’

SYNONYMS

authorize, consent to, permit, allow, give leave for, give permission for, warrant, accredit, license, give assent to, endorse, agree to, approve, accept, give one's blessing to, back, support

informal give the thumbs up to, give the green light to, OK

North American rare approbate

ANTONYMS

prohibit, ban

2‘the penalties for water pollution are frail in comparison with those available to sanction traditional crime’

SYNONYMS

punish, discipline someone for