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Meaning of PERMIT

Pronunciation:  [n]'purmit, [v]pur'mit, 'purmit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
  2. [n]  large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies
  3. [n]  a legal document giving official permission to do something
  4. [v]  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"
  5. [v]  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"
  6. [v]  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"

PERMIT is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: allow, allow, countenance, let, let, licence, license, license, permission, Trachinotus falcatus
 Antonyms: disallow, forbid, interdict, keep, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, veto
 See Also: abide, admit, allow in, allowance, authorisation, authorise, authorization, authorize, bear, brook, building permit, clear, clearance, conge, decriminalise, decriminalize, dispensation, driver's licence, driver's license, driving licence, driving license, empowerment, endure, favor, favour, fishing licence, fishing license, fishing permit, furlough, game license, give, hunting licence, hunting license, hunting permit, include, instrument, intromit, learner's permit, legal document, legal instrument, legalise, legalize, legitimate, legitimatise, legitimatize, legitimise, legitimize, let in, 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, official document, pass, pass, pass, permit, pompano, privilege, put up, stand, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate, toleration, trust, wedding licence, wedding license



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Per*mit"\, n. [Cf. Sp. palamida a kind of scombroid
    (a) A large pompano ({Trachinotus goodei}) of the West
        Indies, Florida, etc. It becomes about three feet long.
    (b) The round pompano. ({T. falcatus}). [Local, U. S.]
  2. \Per*mit"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Permitted}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Permitting}.] [L. permittere, permissum, to let through,
    to allow, permit; per + mittere to let go, send. See {Per-},
    and {Mission}.]
    1. To consent to; to allow or suffer to be done; to tolerate;
       to put up with.
             What things God doth neither command nor forbid . .
             . he permitteth with approbation either to be done
             or left undone.                       --Hooker.
    2. To grant (one) express license or liberty to do an act; to
       authorize; to give leave; -- followed by an infinitive.
             Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. --Acis
                                                   xxvi. 1.
    3. To give over; to resign; to leave; to commit.
             Let us not aggravate our sorrows, But to the gods
             permit the event of things.           --Addison.
    Syn: To allow; let; grant; admit; suffer; tolerate; endure;
         consent to.
    Usage: To {Allow}, {Permit}, {Suffer}, {Tolerate}. To allow
           is more positive, denoting (at least originally and
           etymologically) a decided assent, either directly or
           by implication. To permit is more negative, and
           imports only acquiescence or an abstinence from
           prevention. The distinction, however, is often
           disregarded by good writers. To suffer has a stronger
           passive or negative sense than to permit, sometimes
           implying against the will, sometimes mere
           indifference. To tolerate is to endure what is
           contrary to will or desire. To suffer and to tolerate
           are sometimes used without discrimination.
  3. \Per*mit"\, v. i.
    To grant permission; to allow.
  4. \Per"mit\, n.
    Warrant; license; leave; permission; specifically, a written
    license or permission given to a person or persons having
    authority; as, a permit to land goods subject to duty.
Thesaurus Terms
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