Definition of sanction verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    sanction

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈsæŋkʃn//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sanction
     
    he / she / it sanctions
     
    past simple sanctioned
     
    -ing form sanctioning
     
     
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  1. 1sanction something (formal) to give permission for something to take place The government refused to sanction a further cut in interest rates.
  2. 2sanction somebody/something (technology) to punish someone or something; to impose a sanction on something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sanction

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