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    permit

    permit - Dictionary definition and meaning for word permit

    Definition
    (noun) a legal document giving official permission to do something
    Synonyms : licence , license
    Definition
    (noun) the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
    Synonyms : license , permission
    Definition
    (noun) large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies Definition
    (verb) consent to, give permission
    Synonyms : allow , countenance , let
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
    Synonyms : allow , let
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
    Synonyms : allow , tolerate
    Example Sentence
    • We don't allow dogs here
    • Children are not permitted beyond this point
    • We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital
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