Synonyms and Antonyms of permit
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 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 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 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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