Reject and Sanction


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Reject verb – To be unwilling to grant.
Usage example: rejected his request for time off

Sanction is an antonym for reject in say no to topic.
Nearby Words: rejected, rejection, rejecting, rejector, rejecter
Antonyms for Reject


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Sanction verb – To give official acceptance of as satisfactory.
Usage example: the administration will sanction almost any field trip with educational value

Reject is an antonym for sanction in topics: permit, authorize.
Nearby Words: sanctioned, sanctity, sanctioning
Antonyms for Sanction
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social social reject social sanction

Common collocations

marriage reject marriage sanction marriage
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