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per·mis·sion

 (pər-mĭsh′ən)
n.
1. The act of permitting, especially in giving formal consent; authorization: Do they have permission to leave?
2. An authorization to do something, as to quote from a book under copyright.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin permissiō, permissiōn-, from permissus, past participle of permittere, to permit; see permit1.]
Synonyms: permission, authorization, consent, leave2, license, sanction
These nouns denote approval for a course of action that an authority has granted: was refused permission to smoke; seeking authorization to begin construction; gave their consent to the marriage; will ask leave to respond to the speaker; was given license to depart; gave sanction to the project.
Antonym: prohibition

permission

(pəˈmɪʃən)
n
authorization to do something

per•mis•sion

(pərˈmɪʃ ən)

n.
1. authorization granted to do something; formal consent: to ask permission to leave the room.
2. the act of permitting.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin permissiō <permitt(ere) to permit1]
per•mis′sioned, adj.
per•mis′so•ry (-ˈmɪs ə ri) adj.

permission

If someone gives you permission to do something, they say they will allow you to do it.

My parents gave me permission to go.
You can't do it without permission.

Permission is an uncountable noun. Don't talk about 'permissions' or 'a permission'.

When you ask for permission to do something and are given it, you say that you get or, in more formal English, obtain permission to do it.

She got permission to leave early.
The school has obtained permission to build a new science block.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'take'. Don't say, for example, 'She took permission to leave early'.

When you have been given permission to do something, you say that you have or have got permission to do it.

Students don't have permission to leave the school grounds at lunchtime.
You can only copy these documents if you've got permission.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.permission - approval to do something; "he asked permission to leave"
authorisation, authorization, sanction, authority - official permission or approval; "authority for the program was renewed several times"
commendation, approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
all clear - permission to proceed because obstacles have been removed
consent - permission to do something; "he indicated his consent"
dismissal - permission to go; the sending away of someone
green light - permission to proceed with a project or to take action; "the gave the green light for construction to begin"
leave - permission to do something; "she was granted leave to speak"
laissez passer, pass - a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions; "the media representatives had special passes"
passport, pass - any authorization to pass or go somewhere; "the pass to visit had a strict time limit"
2.permission - the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
empowerment, authorisation, authorization - the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
clearance - permission to proceed; "the plane was given clearance to land"
conge, congee - formal permission to depart; "he gave me his conge"
allowance - the act of allowing; "He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room"
dispensation - an exemption from some rule or obligation
toleration - official recognition of the right of individuals to hold dissenting opinions (especially in religion)

permission

permission

noun
The approving of an action, especially when done by one in authority:
Informal: OK.
Translations
إِذْنٌسَماح، إذْن
souhlassvolenípovolení
tilladelselov til
lupaoikeus
dozvola
engedély
leyfi, heimild
許可
허락
dovoljenje
tillåtelsetillstånd
การอนุญาต
sự cho phép

permission

[pəˈmɪʃən] Npermiso m
no permission is neededno hay que pedir permiso
I'd like your permission to go ahead with the dealme gustaría que me diera permiso or su autorización para seguir adelante con el trato
to ask (sb's) permission to do sthpedir permiso (a algn) para hacer algo
by kind permission of Pérez Ltdcon el permiso amablemente concedido por Pérez, S. A.
"reprinted by permission of the publisher"reimprimido con permiso or autorización de la editorial
to get permission from sb (to do sth)obtener permiso de algn (para hacer algo)
to give or grant permission (for sth)dar or conceder permiso (para algo)
to give or grant sb permission (to do sth)dar permiso a algn (para hacer algo)
you have my permission to use the cartienes mi permiso para utilizar el coche
could I have permission to leave early?¿podría salir antes?
his widow was refused permission to live in Britaina su viuda se le negó el permiso de residencia en Gran Bretaña
to seek permission (from sb) to do sthpedir permiso (a algn) para hacer algo
with your permissioncon su permiso
he borrowed my car/left the country without permissionse llevó mi coche/se marchó del país sin permiso
see also planning B

permission

[pərˈmɪʃən] npermission f
Could I have permission to leave early? → Pourrais-je avoir la permission de partir plus tôt?
to ask for permission to do sth → demander la permission de faire qch
to get permission to do sth → obtenir la permission de faire qch
to give sb permission to do sth → donner à qn la permission de faire qch
to be given permission to do sth (= official authorization) → être autorisé à faire qch
to refuse permission for sth → refuser d'autoriser qch

permission

nErlaubnis f; with your permissionmit Ihrer Erlaubnis, wenn Sie gestatten; without permission from somebodyohne jds Erlaubnis; to do something with/by somebody’s permissionetw mit jds Erlaubnis tun; to get permissioneine Erlaubnis erhalten; to get somebody’s permissionjds Erlaubnis erhalten; to give permission (for something)etw erlauben, die Erlaubnis (für etw) erteilen; to give somebody permission (to do something)jdm die Erlaubnis geben or jdm erlauben(, etw zu tun); you have my permission to leaveSie haben meine Erlaubnis zu gehen; no permission is neededeine Erlaubnis ist nicht erforderlich; to ask somebody’s permission, to ask permission of somebodyjdn um Erlaubnis bitten; to ask permission for somebody to do somethingum Erlaubnis bitten, dass jd etw tun darf; “by (kind) permission of …”„mit (freundlicher) Genehmigung (+gen)…“

permission

[pəˈmɪʃn] npermesso; (official) → autorizzazione f
with your permission → se mi permette, con il suo permesso
to give sb permission to do sth → dare a qn il permesso di fare qc

permit

(pəˈmit) past tense, past participle perˈmitted verb
1. to agree to (another person's action); to allow or let (someone do something). Permit me to answer your question; Smoking is not permitted.
2. to make possible. My aunt's legacy permitted me to go to America.
(ˈpəːmit) noun
a written order allowing a person to do something. We have a permit to export our product.
permission (pəˈmiʃən) noun
a written, spoken etc agreement that someone may do something. She gave me permission to leave.

permission

إِذْنٌ souhlas tilladelse Erlaubnis συγκατάθεση permiso lupa permission dozvola permesso 許可 허락 toestemming tillatelse pozwolenie autorização, permissão разрешение tillstånd การอนุญาต izin sự cho phép 许可

permission

n permiso
References in classic literature ?
As you say, there is no one else to stay with and love him, and you'd never forgive yourself if you left him without his permission.
Arobin asked permission to enter for a second to light his cigarette--his match safe was empty.
The moment this permission was accorded, the countenance of Uncas changed from its grave composure to a gleam of intelligence and joy.
Homer Firth, the landscape man," he chanted, "wants permission to use blue flint on the new road, with turf gutters, and to plant silver firs each side.
Let these influencing powers actuate, by the permission or disposal of Providence, from selfish or social views, yet in time the mysterious will of Heaven is unfolded, and we behold our conduct, from whatsoever motives excited, operating to answer the important designs of heaven.
It certainly had been very pleasant to enjoy the spontaneous and chivalrous homage of these men, with no further suggestion of recompense or responsibility than the permission to be worshipped; but beyond that she racked her brain in vain to recall any look or act that proclaimed the lover.
This diabolical agent had the Divine permission, for a season, to burrow into the clergyman's intimacy, and plot against his soul.
It needed more than the permission of the doctor, however, for when he showed up on the killing floor of Brown's, he was told by the foreman that it had not been possible to keep his job for him.
A few of the worshippers belonged to families hard by, who had got permission to attend, and who brought in various choice scraps of information, about the sayings and doings at the house and on the place, which circulated as freely as the same sort of small change does in higher circles.
The bands conceived the idea of stirring her soldierly heart with a farewell which would remain in her memory always, beautiful and unfading, and bring back the past and its love for her whenever she should think of it; so they got their project placed before General Burnaby, my successor, who is Cathy's newest slave, and in spite of poverty of precedents they got his permission.
One day in the interest of science my agent obtained permission to bring me to the students' dueling-place.
Who gave you permission to come and disturb me with the social attentions of niggers?