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Synonyms for license
ˈlaɪ səns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. license, licence, permit(noun)

    a legal document giving official permission to do something

    Synonyms:
    licence, permission, permit

  2. license, licence(noun)

    freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)

    Synonyms:
    licence, permission, permit

  3. license, licence(noun)

    excessive freedom; lack of due restraint

    "when liberty becomes license dictatorship is near"- Will Durant; "the intolerable license with which the newspapers break...the rules of decorum"- Edmund Burke

    Synonyms:
    licence, permission, permit

  4. license, permission, permit(verb)

    the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization

    Synonyms:
    licence, permission, permit

  5. license, licence, certify(verb)

    authorize officially

    "I am licensed to practice law in this state"

    Synonyms:
    indorse, demonstrate, evidence, attest, licence, manifest, certify, endorse

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. license

    In general terms, it may be said that freedom is absolute, liberty relative; freedom is the absence of restraint, liberty is primarily the removal or avoidance of restraint; in its broadest sense, it is the state of being exempt from the domination of others or from restricting circumstances. Freedom and liberty are constantly interchanged; the slave is set at liberty, or gains his freedom; but freedom is the nobler word. Independence is said of states or nations, freedom and liberty of individuals; the independence of the United States did not secure liberty or freedom to its slaves. Liberty keeps quite strictly to the thought of being clear of restraint or compulsion; freedom takes a wider range, applying to other oppressive influences; thus, we speak of freedom from annoyance or intrusion. License is, in its limited sense, a permission or privilege granted by adequate authority, a bounded liberty; in the wider sense, license is an ignoring and defiance of all that should restrain, and a reckless doing of all that individual caprice or passion may choose to do — a base and dangerous counterfeit of freedom. Compare ALLOW; PERMISSION.

    Synonyms:
    emancipation, freedom, independence, liberty

    Antonyms:
    captivity, compulsion, constraint, imprisonment, necessity, obligation, oppression, serfdom, servitude, slavery, superstition, thraldom

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. license(t)

    Synonyms:
    permit, allow, indulge

    Antonyms:
    restraint, disallow, withhold, forbid, prohibit

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. license(n.)

    Synonyms:
    permission, privilege, leave, right

  2. license(n.)

    Synonyms:
    permit, warrant

  3. license(n.)

    Synonyms:
    laxity, excessive liberty, exorbitant freedom

  4. license(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    permit, allow, grant authority to, give a permit or warrant to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. license(n)

    Synonyms:
    privilege, right, lawlessness, anarchy

  2. license(v)

    Synonyms:
    legalize, permit

How to pronounce license?

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How to say license in sign language?

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How to use license in a sentence?

  1. Ben Santoso:

    In Vietnam, the supply of land is not plentiful. Also, because the government is mindful of the environmental impact of these (pig farming) projects, it is also quite slow to give the license to application.

  2. James Fenimore Cooper:

    It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.

  3. Neil Basu:

    He was released from prison in December 2018 on license and clearly, a key line of enquiry now is to establish how he came to carry out this attack.

  4. Tony Sayegh:

    I like a lot of these programs and am willing to give them creative license, but when they try and take a legitimate political message being used in real time like ‘ make America great again ’ -- which incidentally is working -- and vilify it by connecting it to terrorism, they defy even the most generous level of objectivity.

  5. Naela Khalil:

    The closure of the office is politically motivated and it has to do with the freedom of expression, we applied for a license more than a year ago, provided all necessary documents and started our work, and we had received no notification from the Information Ministry about any legal problem with the license.


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