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Sanction vs. Empower

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Sanctionnoun

An approval, by an authority, generally one that makes something valid.

Empowerverb

(transitive) To give permission, power, or the legal right to do something.

Sanctionnoun

A penalty, punishment, or some coercive measure, intended to ensure compliance; especially one adopted by several nations, or by an international body.

Empowerverb

(transitive) To give someone more confidence and/or strength to do something, often by enabling them to increase their control over their own life or situation.

‘John found that starting up his own business empowered him greatly in social situations.’;

Sanctionnoun

A law, treaty, or contract, or a clause within a law, treaty, or contract, specifying either of the above.

Empowerverb

To give authority to; to delegate power to; to commission; to authorize (having commonly a legal force); as, the Supreme Court is empowered to try and decide cases, civil or criminal; the attorney is empowered to sign an acquittance, and discharge the debtor.

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Sanctionverb

(transitive) To ratify; to make valid.

Empowerverb

To give moral or physical power, faculties, or abilities to.

Sanctionverb

(transitive) To give official authorization or approval to; to countenance.

Empowerverb

to enable or permit; to give more opportunity for independent action.

Sanctionverb

(transitive) To penalize (a State etc.) with sanctions.

Empowerverb

give or delegate power or authority to;

‘She authorized her assistant to sign the papers’;

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Sanctionnoun

Solemn or ceremonious ratification; an official act of a superior by which he ratifies and gives validity to the act of some other person or body; establishment or furtherance of anything by giving authority to it; confirmation; approbation.

‘The strictest professors of reason have added the sanction of their testimony.’;

Empowerverb

give qualities or abilities to

Sanctionnoun

Anything done or said to enforce the will, law, or authority of another; as, legal sanctions.

Empowerverb

give (someone) the authority or power to do something

‘members are empowered to audit the accounts of limited companies’;

Sanctionverb

To give sanction to; to ratify; to confirm; to approve.

‘Would have counseled, or even sanctioned, such perilous experiments.’;

Empowerverb

make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights

‘movements to empower the poor’;

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Sanctionnoun

formal and explicit approval;

‘a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement’;

Sanctionnoun

a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards

Sanctionnoun

official permission or approval;

‘authority for the program was renewed several times’;

Sanctionnoun

the act of final authorization;

‘it had the sanction of the church’;

Sanctionverb

give sanction to;

‘I approve of his educational policies’;

Sanctionverb

give authority or permission to

Sanctionverb

give religious sanction to, such as through on oath;

‘sanctify the marriage’;

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