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