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permit

verb

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1 to give permission for or to approve of
  • the school won't permit such an activity on its grounds

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2 to give permission to
  • you are not permitted to swim at the town pond without a season pass

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3 to make able or possible
  • we'll have our picnic on Thursday, weather permitting

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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

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The first known use of permit was in the 15th century

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“Permit.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/permit. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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