Definitions for permit

Definitions for (noun) permit

Main entry: permission, permit, license

Definition: the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization

Main entry: Trachinotus falcatus, permit

Definition: large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies

Main entry: licence, license, permit

Definition: a legal document giving official permission to do something

Definitions for (verb) permit

Main entry: let, countenance, permit, allow

Definition: consent to, give permission

Usage: 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

Main entry: allow, tolerate, permit

Definition: allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting

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

Main entry: let, allow, permit

Definition: make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen

Usage: 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

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