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Definition 1: the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for permit in the sense of this definition

(permit is a kind of ...) the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant

(... is a kind of permit ) permission to proceed

"the plane was given clearance to land"

(... is a kind of permit ) formal permission to depart

"he gave me his conge"

(... is a kind of permit ) the act of allowing

"He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room"

(... is a kind of permit ) an exemption from some rule or obligation

(... is a kind of permit ) official recognition of the right of individuals to hold dissenting opinions (especially in religion)

Definition 2: large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for permit in the sense of this definition

(permit is a kind of ...) any of several deep-bodied food fishes of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

Definition 3: a legal document giving official permission to do something - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for permit in the sense of this definition

(permit is a kind of ...) (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

(... is a kind of permit ) a permit to enter or leave a military installation

"he had to show his pass in order to get out"

(... is a kind of permit ) a license to pursue a particular occupation

(... is a kind of permit ) a license authorizing two people to marry

(... is a kind of permit ) a license authorizing the holder to sell alcoholic beverages

(... is a kind of permit ) a license to a private citizen to seize property of another nation

(... is a kind of permit ) a document authorizing the bearer to learn to drive an automobile

(... is a kind of permit ) a license authorizing the bearer to kill a certain type of animal during a specified period of time

(... is a kind of permit ) a license authorizing the bearer to fish during a specified period of time

(... is a kind of permit ) a license authorizing the bearer to drive a motor vehicle

(... is a kind of permit ) a document authorizing the holder to construct a building of a particular kind on a particular lot

(permit belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 4: consent to, give permission - [verb of communication]

Samples where permit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for permit in the sense of this definition

(permit is a kind of ...) give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

"I cannot accept your invitation" "I go for this resolution"

(... is a kind of permit ) put up with something or somebody unpleasant

"I cannot bear his constant criticism" "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks" "he learned to tolerate the heat" "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"

(... is a kind of permit ) allow without fear

(... is a kind of permit ) make legal

"Marijuana should be legalized"

(... is a kind of permit ) bestow a privilege upon

(... is a kind of permit ) allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of

"admit someone to the profession" "She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar"

(... is a kind of permit ) allow to enter; grant entry to

"We cannot admit non-members into our club building" "This pipe admits air"

(... is a kind of permit ) grant authorization or clearance for

"Clear the manuscript for publication" "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

(... is a kind of permit ) 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"

(... is a kind of permit ) allow to have or take

"I give you two minutes to respond"

(... is a kind of permit ) grant a leave to

"The prisoner was furloughed for the weekend to visit her children"

(permit has a similar meaning as ...) let have

"grant permission" "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison"

Definition 5: allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting - [verb of communication]

Samples where permit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We don't allow dogs here
  • Children are not permitted beyond this point
  • We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital

Synonyms for permit in the sense of this definition

(permit is a kind of ...) 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"

Samples where permit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for permit in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of permit ) allow to go without comment or censure

"the insult passed as if unnoticed"

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