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license

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of license

  1. to give official or legal power to <a state statute licenses county sheriffs to choose their own deputies> Synonyms accredit, certify, charter [British], commission, empower, enable, invest, authorize (also licence), qualify, vest, warrantRelated Words approve, clear, credential, endorse (also indorse), OK (or okay), sanction; affirm, confirm, validate; inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, instate, swear in; allow, let, permit; enfranchise, entitle, privilegeNear Antonyms ban, bar, block, constrain, deny, disallow, disbar, discourage, disenfranchise, disfranchise, exclude, hinder, hold back, impede, inhibit, obstruct, prevent, shut out, stop; enjoin, forbid, interdict, outlaw, prohibit, proscribe, vetoAntonyms disqualify



Variants of license

also

licence


license

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of license

  1. 1 the approval by someone in authority for the doing of something <the company is seeking license to operate several more power plants in the state> Synonyms allowance, authorization, clearance, concurrence, consent, granting, green light, leave, permission (or licence), sanction, sufferance, warrantRelated Words imprimatur, seal, signature, stamp; accreditation, certification; liberty, pass; concession, patent, permit; tolerance, toleration; acceptance, acquiescence, agreement, assent, OK (or okay); accord, grantNear Antonyms denial, refusal, rejection, revocation; taboo (also tabu); injunction, veto; deterrence, discouragement, repression, suppression; ban, embargo, exclusionAntonyms interdiction, prohibition, proscription

  2. 2 the granting of power to perform various acts or duties <a restaurant owner has to get a license to serve food and drink> Synonyms accreditation, authorization, delegation, empowerment, commission (or licence), mandateRelated Words commendation, consignment, entrustment; facilitation, fostering, promotion; commanding, directing, ordering

  3. 3 the right to act or move freely <military commanders on the ground must be granted considerable license, as wars cannot be micromanaged by people back in Washington> Synonyms authorization, free hand, latitude, freedom (or licence), runRelated Words authority, clutch, command, control, dominion, grip, hold, mandate, mastery, power, sway; range, room, space; blank check, carte blanche



Variants of license

or

licence


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