Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun permit

3 senses of permit

Sense 1
license, licence, permit -- (a legal document giving official permission to do something)
       => legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument -- ((law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right)

Sense 2
license, permission, permit -- (the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization)
       => authorization, authorisation, empowerment -- (the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant)

Sense 3
permit, Trachinotus falcatus -- (large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies)
       => pompano -- (any of several deep-bodied food fishes of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico)

Antonyms of verb permit

1 of 3 senses of permit

Sense 1
permit, allow, let, countenance -- (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")
       Antonym of forbid (Sense 1)
      => forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix -- (command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb permit

3 senses of permit

Sense 1
permit, allow, let, countenance -- (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")
       => accept, consent, go for -- (give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution")

Sense 2
let, allow, permit -- (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")

Sense 3
allow, permit, tolerate -- (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")
       => permit, allow, let, countenance -- (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")

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