Definition: to give consent to
Part of Speech: Verb
Synonym(s): endorse, encourage
Antonym(s): prohibit, deny
1. The president is against the war so he will not sanction any type of military intervention.
2. Under no circumstance will a good police chief sanction the use of unnecessary force during a suspect’s arrest.
3. The judge will only sanction the prisoner’s release if there is proof of innocence.