Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sanction

3 senses of sanction

Sense 1
approve, O.K., okay, sanction -- (give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies")
       => authorize, authorise, pass, clear -- (grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography")

Sense 2
sanction -- (give authority or permission to)
       => empower, authorise, authorize -- (give or delegate power or authority to; "She authorized her assistant to sign the papers")

Sense 3
sanction -- (give religious sanction to, such as through on oath; "sanctify the marriage")
       => approve, O.K., okay, sanction -- (give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies")

Antonyms of adj sanctioned

3 senses of sanctioned

Sense 1
canonic, canonical, sanctioned -- (conforming to orthodox or recognized rules; "the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing"- Sinclair Lewis)

INDIRECT (VIA orthodox) -> unorthodox -- (breaking with convention or tradition; "an unorthodox lifestyle")

Sense 2
ratified, sanctioned -- (formally approved and invested with legal authority)

INDIRECT (VIA legal) -> illegal -- (prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move")

Sense 3
approved, sanctioned -- (established by authority; given authoritative approval; "a list of approved candidates")

INDIRECT (VIA authorized) -> unauthorized, unauthorised -- (not endowed with authority)

Similarity of adj sanctioned

3 senses of sanctioned

Sense 1
canonic, canonical, sanctioned -- (conforming to orthodox or recognized rules; "the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing"- Sinclair Lewis)
       => orthodox (vs. unorthodox) -- (adhering to what is commonly accepted; "an orthodox view of the world")

Sense 2
ratified, sanctioned -- (formally approved and invested with legal authority)
       => legal (vs. illegal) -- (established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules)

Sense 3
approved, sanctioned -- (established by authority; given authoritative approval; "a list of approved candidates")
       => authorized (vs. unauthorized), authorised -- (endowed with authority)

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