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To accept as satisfactory or conforming to the required standards or rules
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“He may seem ready to sanction the use of force.”
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To impose a sanction or penalty on
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“We are currently examining the different means at our disposal to sanction them.”
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To make lawful or valid
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To champion or endorse a cause
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To inaugurate into an office or an organization, especially ceremonially
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To enact or establish (a rule or law)
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To cease to endorse
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To ask someone to do something in an urgent manner
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(arrive at) To reach (a conclusion or decision)
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To provide an acceptable explanation for
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To express approval or admiration of
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To predict, prophesy, or tell of future events
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To feel a desire or liking for
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Punishment imposed in response to a crime or offense
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Plural for official permission or approval for an action
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“The king could not enact laws without the sanction of parliament.”
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Plural for a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule
“The imposition of such a sanction is punishment.”
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Plural for an official or legal prohibition
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Plural for a sentence or punishment imposed, such as by a judge, court, tribunal or deity
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Plural for the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting
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Plural for the practice of tolerating something, in particular differences of opinion or behaviour
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Plural for a binding agreement under international law concluded by subjects of international law
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Plural for a prayer asking for divine blessing
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