Synonyms of sanctioned


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. canonic, canonical, sanctioned, orthodox (vs. unorthodox)

usage: conforming to orthodox or recognized rules; "the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing"- Sinclair Lewis

2. ratified, sanctioned, legal (vs. illegal)

usage: formally approved and invested with legal authority

3. approved, sanctioned, authorized (vs. unauthorized), authorised

usage: established by authority; given authoritative approval; "a list of approved candidates"

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