permit

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permit

verb

Definition of PERMIT

1
to give permission for or to approve of <the school won't permit such an activity on its grounds>
2
to give permission to <you are not permitted to swim at the town pond without a season pass>
Synonyms leave, let, permit
Related Words authorize, commission, empower, license (also licence); approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; free, liberate, release; cater (to), give in (to), humor, indulge
3
to make able or possible <we'll have our picnic on Thursday, weather permitting>
Synonyms allow, empower, let, permit
Related Words fit, habilitate, prepare, qualify, ready; approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; condition, equip
Antonyms prevent
4
to fail to prevent (some behavior on someone's part) especially from neglect or indifference <the college permits way too much drinking, in my opinion>
Related Words brush (aside or off), condone, disregard, ignore, overlook, shrug off, wink (at); excuse, forgive, pardon; brook, cater (to), give in (to), humor, indulge

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