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Synonyms for permit
ˈpɜr mɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. license, licence, permit(noun)

    a legal document giving official permission to do something

    Synonyms:
    license, licence, permission

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

  2. license, permission, permit(noun)

    the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization

    Synonyms:
    license, licence, permission

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

  3. permit, Trachinotus falcatus(verb)

    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, 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"

    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, 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"

    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, 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"

    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

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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. permit(v. a.)

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

  2. permit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    leave, license, permission, liberty

How to use permit in a sentence?

  1. Trade Minister Rachmat Gobel:

    Export permit for Freeport, I signed yesterday.

  2. Michel Combes:

    We really need to permit some European champions to emerge.

  3. Eldad Tamir:

    In Israel, to get a work permit is harder than to make peace.

  4. Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues:

    There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Permit no man to be a king and permit also no man to be a slave!

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