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Adjective sanctioned has 3 senses
  1. canonic, canonical, sanctioned - conforming to orthodox or recognized rules; "the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing"- Sinclair Lewis
    Antonym: unorthodox (indirect, via orthodox)
  2. ratified, sanctioned - formally approved and invested with legal authority
    Antonym: illegal (indirect, via legal)
  3. approved, sanctioned - established by authority; given authoritative approval; "a list of approved candidates"
    Antonyms: unauthorized, unauthorised (indirect, via authorized)
Verb sanction has 3 senses
  1. approve, O.K., okay, sanction - give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies"
    --1 is one way to authorize, authorise, pass, clear
    Derived form: noun sanction1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. sanction - give authority or permission to
    --2 is one way to
    empower, authorise, authorize
    Derived forms: noun sanction4, noun sanction1, noun sanction3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. sanction - give religious sanction to, such as through on oath; "sanctify the marriage"
    --3 is one way to
    approve, O.K., okay, sanction
    Derived form: noun sanction2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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