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permit

noun

1 permit

A legal document giving official permission to do something.

synonyms: licence, license.

Roget 762: consent; assent etc. 488; acquiescence; approval etc. 931; compliance, agreement, concession; yieldance, yieldingness; accession, ... show more

Roget 755: commission, delegation; consignment, assignment; procuration; deputation, legation, mission, embassy; agency, agentship; power of attorney; clerkship; ... show more

Dutch: licentie, vergunning
Polish: glejt, pozwolenie, zezwolenie



2 permit

The act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization.

synonyms: license, permission.

Roget 760: permission, leave; allowance, sufferance; tolerance, toleration; liberty, law, license, concession, grace; indulgence etc. (lenity) ... show more

Dutch: toelating, inwilliging, permissie, toestemming, verlof
Polish: licencjonowanie

3 permit

Large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies.

synonym: Trachinotus falcatus.

verb

1 permit

Consent to, give permission:
— She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband.

synonyms: allow, countenance, let.

Roget 705: be easy etc. adj.; go on smoothly, run smoothly; have full play etc. n.; go on all fours, run on all fours; obey the helm, work well.    flow with the stream, swim with the stream, ... show more

Roget 760: permit; give permission etc. n., give power; let, allow, admit; suffer, bear with, tolerate, recognize; concede etc. ... show more

Roget 488: assent; give assent, yield assent, nod assent; acquiesce; agree etc. 23; receive, accept, accede, accord, concur, lend oneself to, ... show more

Dutch: toelaten

2 permit

Make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen:
— This permits the water to rush in.
— This will permit the rain to run off.

synonyms: allow, let.

3 permit

Allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting:
— Children are not permitted beyond this point.

synonyms: allow, tolerate.

Dutch: verdragen


Moby thesaurus: OK, accede to, accept, accord, accord to, accredit, admit, affirm, agree to, allow, allowance, amen, approve, approve of, assent, authenticate, authority, authorization, authorize, autograph ... show more.

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