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Synonyms for permission
pərˈmɪʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. permission(noun)

    approval to do something

    "he asked permission to leave"

    license, permit

  2. license, permission, permit(noun)

    the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization

    license, licence, permit


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  2. permission(noun)

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


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  4. permission(noun)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. permission(n.)

    leave, license, liberty, allowance, consent, permit

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. permission(n)

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

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

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  1. Marianne Williamson:

    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

  2. Harold Wimmer:

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a unique opportunity to reverse this spike in youth use, by denying any flavored tobacco product permission to remain on the market when it reviews the applications due to the agency on September 9, in the meantime, our states and communities must act to fill the void left by FDA's failure to take action by passing state and local laws to prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products.

  3. New Jersey:

    They kicked those people off … to make money and they’re doing it with the permission of the federal government, so what I’m saying to the administration is, stop them from doing it.

  4. Japanese Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko:

    Usually, we don't announce each time we give export permission. However, the South Korean government has referred to our moves as an embargo on exports, which is unfair criticism.

  5. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

    This permission will not be granted in any way. Both our enemies and those who are waiting for the decision of the Islamic Republic should know this, i think there are a number of challenges right now.

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