Synonyms of sanctioning


1. approve, O.K., okay, sanction, authorize, authorise, pass, clear

usage: give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies"

2. sanction, empower, authorise, authorize

usage: give authority or permission to

3. sanction, approve, O.K., okay, sanction

usage: give religious sanction to, such as through on oath; "sanctify the marriage"


1. sanctionative, sanctioning, enabling (vs. disabling)

usage: implying sanction or serving to sanction; "the guardian's duties were primarily sanctionative rather than administrative"

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