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  Definition of permit
  1. the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
  2. large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies
  3. a legal document giving official permission to do something
  4. 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"
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
Similar Words: license, permission, Trachinotus falcatus, licence, allow, let, countenance, tolerate

 

Hyponyms: clearance, conge, allowance, dispensation, toleration, building permit, driver's license, driver's licence, driving license, driving licence, fishing license, fishing licence, fishing permit, hunting license, hunting licence, hunting permit, game license, learner's permit, letter of marque, letters of marque, letter of mark and reprisal, liquor license, liquor licence, marriage license, marriage licence, wedding license, wedding licence, occupation license, occupation licence, pass, liberty chit, digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up, furlough, give, allow, authorize, authorise, clear, admit, let in, include, privilege, favor, favour, legalize, legalise, decriminalize, decriminalise, legitimize, legitimise, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimatise, trust, allow in, intromit

 

Grouped Verbs: allow, grant

 

Derivational Morphology: allow, tolerate, let, countenance, license, licence, certify, sanction, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur, permission, allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance

 

 
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