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permit

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of permit

  1. 1 to give permission for or to approve of the school won't permit such an activity on its grounds Synonyms green-light, have, allow, sufferRelated Words authorize, commission, license (also licence); accede (to), acquiesce, agree (to), assent (to), consent (to), OK (or okay), warrant; accord, concede, grant, sanction, vouchsafe; admit, brook, condone, countenance, endure, support, tolerateNear Antonyms hinder, impede, obstruct; censure, disallow, disapprove, deny, interdict, refuse, reject, revoke, suppress, withhold; deplore, discountenance, disfavor, dislike, frown (at or on), grudge; check, curb, keep, repress, restrainAntonyms ban, enjoin, forbid, prohibit, proscribe, veto

  2. 2 to give permission to you are not permitted to swim at the town pond without a season pass Synonyms leave, let, allowRelated Words authorize, commission, empower, license (also licence); approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; free, liberate, release; cater (to), give in (to), humor, indulgeNear Antonyms deter, discourage; bar, block, constrain, curb, frustrate, hold back, impede, inhibit, obstruct, preventAntonyms enjoin, forbid, prohibit

  3. 3 to make able or possible we'll have our picnic on Thursday, weather permitting Synonyms allow, empower, let, enableRelated Words fit, habilitate, prepare, qualify, ready; approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; condition, equipNear Antonyms inhibit, preclude; disallow, enjoin, forbid, prohibitAntonyms prevent

  4. 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 Synonyms let, allow, suffer, tolerateRelated Words brush (aside or off), condone, disregard, ignore, overlook, shrug off, wink (at); excuse, forgive, pardon; brook, cater (to), give in (to), humor, indulgeNear Antonyms forbid, prohibit; curb, deter, discourage, frustrate, hold back, impede, inhibit, interfere (with)Antonyms bar, block, constrain, prevent


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