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English noun: permit

1. permit (communication) a legal document giving official permission to do something

Synonymslicence, license

Broader (hypernym)instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document

Narrower (hyponym)building permit, driver's licence, driver's license, driving licence, driving license, fishing licence, fishing license, fishing permit, game license, hunting licence, hunting license, hunting permit, learner's permit, letter of mark and reprisal, letter of marque, letters of marque, liberty chit, liquor licence, liquor license, marriage licence, marriage license, occupation licence, occupation license, pass, wedding licence, wedding license

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. permit (act) the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization

Synonymslicense, permission

Broader (hypernym)authorisation, authorization, empowerment

Narrower (hyponym)allowance, clearance, conge, congee, dispensation, toleration

3. permit (animal) large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies

SynonymsTrachinotus falcatus

Broader (hypernym)pompano

English verb: permit

1. permit (communication) consent to, give permission

SamplesShe 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.

ExamplesThey permit him to write the letter

Synonymsallow, countenance, let

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)accept, consent, go for

Narrower (hyponym)abide, admit, admit, allow, allow in, authorise, authorize, bear, brook, clear, decriminalise, decriminalize, digest, endure, favor, favour, furlough, give, include, intromit, legalise, legalize, legitimate, legitimatise, legitimatize, legitimise, legitimize, let in, let in, pass, permit, privilege, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate, tolerate, trust

Verb groupallow, grant

Antonymsdisallow, forbid, nix, prohibit, proscribe, interdict, veto

2. permit (social) make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen

SamplesThis 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.

Synonymsallow, let

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE.
Something ----s INFINITIVE

Narrower (hyponym)pass

Antonymsprevent, keep

3. permit (communication) allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting

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

Synonymsallow, tolerate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)allow, countenance, let, permit

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