Nouns (2)

sanction
n. a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards
sanction
n. the act of final authorization; "it had the sanction of the church"

Verbs (5)

O.K., sanction, okay, approve
v. give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies"
sanction
v. give religious sanction to, such as through on oath; "sanctify the marriage"

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Fuzzynyms (60)

accreditation
n. the act of granting credit or recognition (especially with respect to educational institution that maintains suitable standards); "a commission is responsible for the accreditation of medical schools"
leave
n. permission to do something; "she was granted leave to speak"
empathise, sympathise, understand, empathize, sympathize
v. be understanding of; "You don't need to explain--I understand!"
authenticate
v. establish the authenticity of something
authenticate
v. establish the authenticity of something
go for, consent, accept
v. give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"
countenance, let, allow, permit
v. consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
countenance, let, allow, permit
v. consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
acquiesce, accede, assent
v. to agree or express agreement; "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"
underwrite, insure, cover
v. protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this"
warrant, guarantee
v. stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of; "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells"; "I warrant this information"
condone, excuse
v. excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with; "excuse someone's behavior"; "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"
indorse, endorse, certify
v. guarantee as meeting a certain standard; "certified grade AAA meat"
favour, favor, privilege
v. bestow a privilege upon
favour, favor, privilege
v. bestow a privilege upon
plunk for, plump for, indorse, support, endorse, back
v. be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
ratify, sign
v. approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation; "All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?"
ratify, sign
v. approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation; "All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?"
pass, legislate
v. make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time"
pass, legislate
v. make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time"
recognise, recognize, accredit
v. grant credentials to; "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree"
confirm
v. support a person for a position; "The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense"
legitimate
v. make (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone); "They legitimized their natural child"
legitimate
v. make (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone); "They legitimized their natural child"
preserve
v. keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing; "preserve the forest and the lakes"

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Antonyms (9)

nix, disallow, veto, proscribe, interdict, prohibit, forbid
v. command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"
reject, disapprove
v. deem wrong or inappropriate; "I disapprove of her child rearing methods"

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