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Synonyms for permit
ˈpɜr mɪtper·mit

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. permit

    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.

    Synonyms:
    admit, allow, concede, consent to, grant, let, sanction, suffer, tolerate, yield

    Antonyms:
    deny, disallow, disapprove, forbid, protest, refuse, reject, resist, withstand

    Preposition:
    To allow of (in best recent usage, simply to allow) such an action; allow one in such a course; allow for spending-money.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. license, licence, permitnoun

    a legal document giving official permission to do something

    Synonyms:
    license, licence, permission

    Antonyms:
    interdict, prohibit, proscribe, disallow, nix, veto, forbid

  2. license, permission, permitnoun

    the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization

    Synonyms:
    license, licence, permission

    Antonyms:
    nix, disallow, interdict, proscribe, prohibit, veto, forbid

  3. permit, Trachinotus falcatusverb

    large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies

    Synonyms:
    license, licence, permission

    Antonyms:
    proscribe, prohibit, nix, forbid, interdict, veto, disallow

  4. permit, allow, let, countenanceverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    rent, admit, have, grant, set aside, appropriate, let, give up, reserve, tolerate, countenance, provide, get, leave, allow, take into account, lease, allow for, earmark

    Antonyms:
    proscribe, nix, veto, interdict, disallow, prohibit, forbid

  5. let, allow, permitverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    rent, admit, have, grant, set aside, appropriate, let, tolerate, give up, reserve, get, countenance, provide, leave, allow, take into account, lease, allow for, earmark

    Antonyms:
    interdict, veto, proscribe, forbid, prohibit, nix, disallow

  6. allow, permit, tolerateverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    veto, disallow, interdict, proscribe, prohibit, nix, forbid

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. permitverb

    Synonyms:
    allow, let, suffer, license, empower, authorize, warrant, give permission to, give leave to, give carte blanche to

  2. permitnoun

    Synonyms:
    leave, license, permission, liberty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. permitnoun

    Synonyms:
    warrant, license, leave, permission

  2. permitverb

    Synonyms:
    allow, consent to, suffer, tolerate, let, authorize, indulge, license, empower

    Antonyms:
    refuse, disallow, prohibit, resist

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How to use permit in a sentence?

  1. Gina Haspel:

    I would not allow CIA to undertake activity that I thought was immoral, even if it was technically legal, i would absolutely not permit it.

  2. Gary Hanson:

    If it was knowingly operating in a fashion not allowed under the permit or if construction was done in a fashion that was not acceptable, that should cause the closure of the pipe for at least a period of time until those challenges are rectified.

  3. Shane Stringer:

    I am deeply thankful to my colleagues in the Legislature for passing this constitutional carry measure, which allows Alabamians to exercise their fundamental rights without first having to pay a gun tax in the form of permit fees, those who still wish to purchase a permit for reciprocity with other states or other reasons continue to retain that option under this law.

  4. Makenosi Maroo:

    In anticipation of the volumes expected to be imported into South Africa, the (GMO) Executive Council has approved the adjustment of a permit condition which relates to the handling requirement, there is therefore no intention to relax safety assessment or risk management procedures prescribed.

  5. James Mattis:

    Thirty days from now we want to see everybody around a peace table based on a ceasefire, based on a pullback from the border and then based on ceasing dropping of bombs that will permit the( United Nations-sponsored) special envoy, Martin Griffiths -- he's very good, Martin Griffiths knows what Martin Griffiths's doing -- to get them together in Sweden and end this war.


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