US: /ˈsæŋkʃənz/
UK: /sˈɑːnkʃənz/

English Vietnamese dictionary

sanction /'sæɳkʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự phê chuẩn, sự thừa nhận; sự đồng ý
      • with the sanction of the author: với sự đồng ý của tác giả
    • sự được phép của phong tục tập quán
    • luật pháp, sắc lệnh
    • hình phạt ((cũng) vindicatory (punitive) sanction)
    • sự khen thưởng ((cũng) remuneratory sanction)
    • ngoại động từ
      • phê chuẩn, thừa nhận, đồng ý
      • cho quyền, ban quyền hành
      • luật quy định hình thức thưởng phạt (cho việc chấp hành hay vi phạm một đạo luật)
      • khuyến khích (một hành động)

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 confirmation, ratification, secondment, authorization, legalization, legitimatization or legitimization, validation, licence, certification, approval, permission, imprimatur, seal or stamp (of approval), signet:
    If you get the sanction of the rest of the members, then I shall agree
    2 help, aid, encouragement, support, advocacy, backing, sponsorship, favour, countenance:
    You will need the sanction of the entire committee in order to win a vote of confidence
    3 agreement, concurrence, acceptance, affirmation, assent, acquiescence, compliance, approval, OK or okay:
    He would never have proceeded with the invasion without the sanction of his generals
    4 ban, penalty, punishment, retribution, discipline, retaliation, redress:
    The government decided to introduce sanctions against the regime on account of their atrocious record on human rights.
    5 confirm, ratify, second, authorize, legalize, legitimatize or legitimize, validate, license, certify, approve, permit, allow, notarize, vouchsafe, subscribe to, commission, consent to:
    If the board sanctions the purchase of the company, it is then up to the shareholders to vote
    6 support, encourage, advocate, back, sponsor, favour, countenance, help:
    You know I cannot be seen to sanction your plan in preference to others.

    Concise English dictionary

    +formal and explicit approval
    +a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards
    +official permission or approval
    +the act of final authorization
    +give sanction to
    +give authority or permission to
    +give religious sanction to, such as through on oath