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Choose the option nearest in meaning to the word underlined.

The move to expel the chairman was sanctioned by members of the party.

Options

A) unleashed

B) opposed

C) supported

D) initiated

The correct answer is C.

Explanation:

To sanction means give official permission or approval for an action (synonyms include authorize, consent to, permit, allow, give permission for, license, endorse, agree to, approve, accept, give one's blessing to, back, support, and so on).
To sanction could also mean to impose a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule (a synonym here would be punish).
Considering the context of the question as well as the options, the best answer is supported

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  • To sanction means give official permission or approval for an action (synonyms include authorize, consent to, permit, allow, give permission for, license, endorse, agree to, approve, accept, give one's blessing to, back, support, and so on).
    To sanction could also mean to impose a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule (a synonym here would be punish).
    Considering the context of the question as well as the options, the best answer is supported

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  • if u mean nearest in meaning
    then d answer should be opposed