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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.
If someone gives you permission to do something, they say they will allow you to do it.
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.
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.
|Noun||1.||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"
|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"
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)
ban, prohibition, veto, block, restriction, embargo, injunction, taboo, suppression, stoppage, disqualification, interdiction, interdict, proscription, disallowance
permission[pəˈmɪʃən] N → permiso m
no permission is needed → no hay que pedir permiso
I'd like your permission to go ahead with the deal → me gustaría que me diera permiso or su autorización para seguir adelante con el trato
to ask (sb's) permission to do sth → pedir permiso (a algn) para hacer algo
by kind permission of Pérez Ltd → con 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 car → tienes mi permiso para utilizar el coche
could I have permission to leave early? → ¿podría salir antes?
his widow was refused permission to live in Britain → a su viuda se le negó el permiso de residencia en Gran Bretaña
to seek permission (from sb) to do sth → pedir permiso (a algn) para hacer algo
with your permission → con su permiso
he borrowed my car/left the country without permission → se llevó mi coche/se marchó del país sin permiso
see also planning B
permission[pərˈmɪʃən] n → permission 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