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Synonyms for permission
pərˈmɪʃ ənper·mis·sion

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  1. permissionnoun


  2. permissionnoun

    Sire, do I have your permission to execute this traitor?


  3. permissionnoun


  4. permissionnoun

    I used the chmod command to change the file's permission.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. permission

    Authority unites the right and power of control; age, wisdom, and character give authority to their possessor; a book of learned research has authority, and is even called an authority. Permission justifies another in acting without interference or censure, and usually implies some degree of approval. Authority gives a certain right of control over all that may be affected by the action. There may be a failure to object, which constitutes an implied permission, tho this is more properly expressed by allowance; we allow what we do not oppose, permit what we expressly authorize. The noun permit implies a formal written permission. License is a formal permission granted by competent authority to an individual to do some act or pursue some business which would be or is made to be unlawful without such permission; as, a license to preach, to solemnize marriages, or to sell intoxicating liquors. A license is permission granted rather than authority conferred; the sheriff has authority (not permission nor license) to make an arrest. Consent is permission by the concurrence of wills in two or more persons, a mutual approval or acceptance of something proposed. Compare ALLOW.

    allowance, authority, authorization, consent, leave, liberty, license, permit

    denial, hindrance, objection, opposition, prevention, prohibition, refusal, resistance

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. permission

    leave, license, dispensation, allowance, liberty, consent, sufferance, compliance, endurance

    prohibition, refusal, denial, prevention, hinderance, resistance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. permissionnoun

    approval to do something

    "he asked permission to leave"

    license, permit

  2. license, permission, permitnoun

    the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization

    license, licence, permit

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. permissionnoun

    leave, license, liberty, allowance, consent, permit

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. permissionnoun

    consent, allowance, license, leave, permit, authorization, warrant

    refusal, denial, embargo, injunction, veto, prohibition, resistance

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  1. Lee Gelernt:

    A lot of what I saw this week is very on the ground and going to communities and talking to the local faith leaders -- or in indigenous communities, there's what's called a community leader -- to ask for permission to go in and ask around.

  2. Jaydee Hanson:

    With all the urgent crises facing our nation and the State of Florida — the Covid-19 pandemic, racial injustice, climate change — the administration has used tax dollars and government resources for a Jurassic Park experiment, now the Monroe County Mosquito Control District has given the final permission needed. What could possibly go wrong ? We don't know, because The EPA unlawfully refused to seriously analyze environmental risks, now without further review of the risks, the experiment can proceed.

  3. Nicholas Weaver:

    [ Permission-based blockchains ] are 20-year-old ideas, whenever someone says' private blockchain,' just mentally replace that with a Google Doc that can only be updated.

  4. Ministry of Justice:

    Local authorities can apply to courts to request permission not to notify parents without parental responsibility about care proceedings, and courts should consider the potential harm to the child and mother when making this decision.

  5. Brynne Lawrence:

    One of the most common forms of Christian persecution in China is church demolition, often, authorities will accuse Christians of not following safety codes or of gathering illegally, but these accusations are usually a front that gives the government permission to take legalaction against the church.

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