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license

li·cense

license

 
 
pronunciation:
laI sihns
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: legal permission to do something, or the document that proves it.
You need a fishing license to catch fish in this lake.She always keeps her driver's license in her wallet.
synonyms:
commission, permission
similar words:
approval, consent, leave, patent, sanction
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: licensed, licenses, licensing
definition: to give a license to or for.
The pilot was licensed to fly the airplane.
synonyms:
authorize, entitle, permit
antonyms:
ban
similar words:
allow, commission, document, qualify
derivation: licenser (n.)
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