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?
We must not risk the loss of mutual capability or weakening of collective effort across Europe, i don't do politics but it is of course political arrangements, laws and treaties that permit or constrain what we can do together as agencies protecting our countries and Europe.
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, cIA must undertake activities that are consistent with American values. America is looked at all over the world as an example to everyone else in the world and we have to uphold that.
We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.
NYBC's support of the chimpanzees was entirely voluntary, offered on a philanthropic basis to permit discussions regarding Liberia's need to fulfill their responsibilities until the Government of Liberia could take over, the Government of Liberia and animal rights organizations knew all along that our support was voluntary and could not continue.
Today's landmark ruling affirmed that our law does not permit the punishment of the homeless for simply being homeless.
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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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