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Meaning & Definition of Permit in English

English

Permit

/pərmɪt/

noun

1. A legal document giving official permission to do something

    synonym:
  • license
  • ,
  • licence
  • ,
  • permit

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

    synonym:
  • license
  • ,
  • permission
  • ,
  • permit

3. Large game fish

  • Found in waters of the west indies
    synonym:
  • permit
  • ,
  • Trachinotus falcatus

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • permit
  • ,
  • allow
  • ,
  • let
  • ,
  • countenance

2. Make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • let
  • ,
  • allow
  • ,
  • permit

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • allow
  • ,
  • permit
  • ,
  • tolerate