Dictionary Results for permit

1. permit - noun

· a legal document giving official permission to do something

Synonym(s): license, licence

Hypernym(s): legal_document, legal_instrument, official_document, instrument

2. permit - noun

· the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization

Synonym(s): license, permission

Hypernym(s): authorization, authorisation, empowerment

3. permit - noun

· large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies

Synonym(s): Trachinotus_falcatus

Hypernym(s): pompano

4. permit - verb

· 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(s): allow, let, countenance

Hypernym(s): accept, consent, go_for

Antonym(s): forbid

5. permit - verb

· 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(s): let, allow

6. permit - verb

· 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(s): allow, tolerate

Hypernym(s): permit, allow, let, countenance

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