Synonyms and Antonyms of permit
to give permission for or to approve of
- The school won't permit such an activity on its grounds.
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, tolerate
hinder, impede, obstruct
censure, deny, disallow, disapprove, interdict, refuse, reject, revoke, suppress, withhold
deplore, discountenance, disfavor, dislike, frown (at or on), grudge
check, curb, keep, repress, restrain
to give permission to
- You are not permitted to swim at the town pond without a season pass.
authorize, commission, empower, license (also licence)
approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction
free, liberate, release
cater (to), give in (to), humor, indulge
bar, block, constrain, curb, frustrate, hold back, impede, inhibit, obstruct, prevent
to make able or possible
- We'll have our picnic on Thursday, weather permitting.
to fail to prevent (some behavior on someone's part) especially from neglect or indifference
- They permitted the children to stay up much too late.
brush (aside or off), condone, disregard, ignore, overlook, shrug off, wink (at)
excuse, forgive, pardon
brook, cater (to), give in (to), humor, indulge