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permit

per·mit

permit

 
 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
pronunciation: pr mIt
inflections: permits, permitted, permitting
definition 1: to allow (someone or something) to go into or be in a place.
The hotel does not permit dogs.The small children were not permitted at the big table.
synonyms:
allow
antonyms:
ban, prevent, prohibit
similar words:
tolerate
definition 2: to allow; let.
Will her parents permit her to go to the dance?The teacher permitted him to go to the nurse's office.
synonyms:
allow, authorize, enable
antonyms:
forbid, prohibit
similar words:
approve, endorse, let, license, OK, sanction
definition 3: to give the opportunity for or to.
An extra traffic lane would permit the faster drivers to pass.
synonyms:
allow
antonyms:
prohibit
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: puhr miht [or] pr mIt
definition: a written statement that officially allows someone to do something; license.
He got a building permit for the new porch.The officer asked to see his fishing permit.
similar words:
certificate, sanction
derivation: permitted (adj.)
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