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noun (n)

  • a legal document giving official permission to do something (noun.communication)
    Synonym: licence, license
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization (noun.act)
    Synonym: license, permission
    source: wordnet30
  • large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies (noun.animal)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A large pompano (Trachinotus goodei) of the West Indies, Florida, etc. It becomes about three feet long. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • consent to, give permission (verb.communication)
    She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband.
    source: wordnet30
  • make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen (
    Synonym: allow, let
    Antonym: keep, prevent
    This permits the water to rush in.
    This will permit the rain to run off.
    source: wordnet30
  • allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting (verb.communication)
    Synonym: allow, tolerate
    Children are not permitted beyond this point.
    source: wordnet30
  • To consent to; to allow or suffer to be done; to tolerate; to put up with. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To grant permission; to allow. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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