sancionar

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sancionar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to punish)
a. to penalize
El responsable de este crimen será sancionado con todo el peso de la ley.The person responsible for this crime will be penalized with the full extent of the law.
b. to penalise (United Kingdom)
El director sancionó duramente a los estudiantes que hicieron trampa.The headteacher severely penalised the students who cheated.
c. to fine
Celia fue sancionada por conducir con exceso de velocidad.Celia was fined for driving over the speed limit.
d. to impose sanctions on
Las Naciones Unidas sancionaron al país por abusos contra los derechos humanos.The United Nations imposed sanctions on the country for human rights abuses.
e. to sanction
Los responsables del tráfico ilícito de migrantes deben ser sancionados con cárcel.People responsible for the illegal trafficking of migrants should be sanctioned and sent to jail.
2. (to authorize)
a. to sanction
La nueva ley de educación fue sancionada por el congreso en mayo de 2015.The new education law was sanctioned by Congress in May, 2015.
b. to approve
Se espera que el alcalde sancione las nuevas normas mañana.The Mayor is expected to sanction the new regulations tomorrow.
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sancionar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (castigar, multar)
a. to punish
2. (economics)
a. to impose sanctions on
3. (aprobar)
a. to approve, to sanction
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sancionar
transitive verb
1 (castigar) (gen) to sanction; (Jur) to penalize;
2 (permitir) to sanction
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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