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permit

permit - Dictionary definition and meaning for word permit

Definition
(noun) a legal document giving official permission to do something
Synonyms : licence , license

Definition
(noun) the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
Synonyms : license , permission

Definition
(noun) large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies
Definition
(verb) consent to, give permission
Synonyms : allow , countenance , let
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
Synonyms : allow , let
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
Synonyms : allow , tolerate
Example Sentence
  • We don't allow dogs here
  • Children are not permitted beyond this point
  • We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital

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