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Accede

Accept, but often associated with initial unwillingness

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Acquiesce

Permit something to happen, but often associated with a degree of secrecy or conspiracy

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Assent

Agree to something, often associated with plans, proposals, ideas, etc

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Authorize

Give official permission

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Condone

Approve or allow something which most people consider to be wrong

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Countenance

Consider giving assent or permission, often used in negative contexts

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Endorse

Give official approval to something

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Give carte blanche

Complete freedom to do whatever they think necessary (think)

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Give the go-ahead for / give the green light

Give permission for the building to start (informal)

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Bar

Officially exclude, forbid someone access to something

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Clamp down

Use one's full power to prevent or limit something

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Outlaw

Make something illegal

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Veto

Use one's official power to forbid