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permit

per·mit

permit

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: pr mIt
inflections: permits, permitted, permitting
definition 1: to allow the entrance or the presence of.
The hotel does not permit dogs.This ticket permits two people, not just one.The children were not permitted at the table with the guests.
synonyms:
allow
antonyms:
ban, forbid, prevent, prohibit, proscribe
similar words:
suffer, tolerate
definition 2: to allow or authorize.
The rules don't permit non-members to use the pool.Her parents won't permit her to wear makeup.The city council permitted the demonstration.The school permits going outside during lunch, but students may not leave the school grounds.The company permits smoking in designated areas.For years, she had permitted her husband's swearing at her and ridiculing her, but now that was over.
synonyms:
allow, authorize, enable
antonyms:
forbid, prohibit
similar words:
approve, empower, endorse, let, license, OK, sanction
definition 3: to give the opportunity for or to.
They cut the tree to permit the passage of electric lines.
synonyms:
allow, enable
antonyms:
forbid, prohibit
similar words:
empower
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: pr mIt
definition: to grant or provide an opportunity.
The concert will be outdoors if the weather permits.
similar words:
agree
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: puhr miht [or] pr mIt
definition: a written statement that authorizes or allows certain conduct or activity; license.
You'll have to get a building permit before you can start the expansion.He can practice driving now that he has his learner's permit.
synonyms:
license
similar words:
authorization, certificate, sanction, ticket, visa, warrant
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derivation: permitted (adj.)
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