license, licence, permit(noun)
a legal document giving official permission to do something
license, permission, permit(noun)
the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
permit, Trachinotus falcatus(verb)
large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies
permit, allow, let, countenance(verb)
consent to, give permission
"She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
let, allow, permit(verb)
make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
"This permits the water to rush in"; "This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off"
allow, permit, tolerate(verb)
allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
"We don't allow dogs here"; "Children are not permitted beyond this point"; "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital"
admit, put up, grant, set aside, stand, appropriate, abide, support, let, digest, suffer, brook, bear, give up, stick out, reserve, tolerate, countenance, provide, endure, leave, allow, stomach, take into account, allow for, earmark
English Synonyms and Antonyms
We allow that which we do not attempt to hinder; we permit that to which we give some express authorization. When this is given verbally it is called permission; when in writing it is commonly called a permit. There are establishments that any one will be allowed to visit without challenge or hindrance; there are others that no one is allowed to visit without a permit from the manager; there are others to which visitors are admitted at specified times, without a formal permit. We allow a child's innocent intrusion; we concede a right; grant a request; consent to a sale of property; permit an inspection of accounts; sanction a marriage; tolerate the rudeness of a well-meaning servant; submit to a surgical operation; yield to a demand or necessity against our wish or will, or yield something under compulsion; as, the sheriff yielded the keys at the muzzle of a revolver, and allowed the mob to enter. Suffer, in the sense of mild concession, is now becoming rare, its place being taken by allow, permit, or tolerate. Compare PERMISSION.
See also synonyms for PROHIBIT.
To allow of (in best recent usage, simply to allow) such an action; allow one in such a course; allow for spending-money.
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How to use permit in a sentence?
Export permit for Freeport, I signed yesterday.
We really need to permit some European champions to emerge.
In Israel, to get a work permit is harder than to make peace.
There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.
Permit no man to be a king and permit also no man to be a slave!
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- أذن, سمح, تصريحArabic
- povolení, povolitCzech
- tillade, tilladelseDanish
- erlauben, Erlaubnis, genehmigen, zulassen, GenehmigungGerman
- permiso, permitirSpanish
- lupa, salliaFinnish
- permission, permis, permettreFrench
- leomh, lamháil, lig, ceadaighIrish
- pèmètHaitian Creole
- 許可, 許すJapanese
- autorização, licença, aval, permitir, deixar, permissãoPortuguese
- разрешение, позволять, позволить, разрешить, дозволение, разрешатьRussian
- dovoliti, dovoljenje, dopustitiSlovene
- tillåta, tillståndSwedish
- kibali, vibaliSwahili
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