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sanción
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sanción(
sahn
-
syohn
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (retribution)
a. punishment
La empresa tuvo que hacer una contribución monetaria a un grupo ambiental como sanción por verter desechos tóxicos en el río.The company had to make a monetary contribution to an environmental group as a sanction for having dumped toxic waste in the river.
b. penalty
El empresario se enfrentará a una sanción muy grave por fraude fiscal.The businessman will face a very serious penalty for tax fraud.
c. fine
Manuel recibió una sanción por conducir sin la documentación.Manuel got a fine for driving without any documentation.
d. sanction
La federación impuso una sanción al equipo por los altercados protagonizados por su afición.The federation imposed a sanction on the football team after its supporters erupted in violence.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(authorization)
a. approval
Las autoridades dieron la sanción para hacer una manifestación en la plaza del pueblo.The authorities gave their approval to hold a protest in the town square.
b. sanction
El alcalde dio su sanción para celebrar la corrida de toros.The mayor gave his sanction to celebrate the bullfight.
3. (approval)
a. sanction
La sanción de la ley significó que a partir de ese momento ya no estaría permitido fumar en sitios públicos.The sanction of the law meant that from that moment on smoking would not be allowed in public places.
4. (coercive measure)
a. suspension
La sanción obligó al futbolista a quedarse en el banquillo.The suspension forced the soccer player to remain on the bench.
b. ban
Se impuso una sanción al portero por insultar al árbitro.A ban was imposed on the goalkeeper for insulting the referee.
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sanción
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (castigo, multa)
a. punishment
2. (economics)
a. sanction
3. (aprobación)
a. approval
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sanción
sanction
sanciones comerciales trade sanctions; sanciones económicas economic sanctions; imponer sanciones to impose sanctions; levantar sanciones a algn to lift sanctions against sb
sanción disciplinaria punishment; disciplinary measure
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