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per·mit 2(pûr′mĭt, pər-mĭt′)
per•mit1(v. pərˈmɪt; n. ˈpɜr mɪt, pərˈmɪt)
v. -mit•ted, -mit•ting,
allow permit let enable
Allow, permit, and let are all used to say that someone is given permission to do something, or is not prevented from doing something. Permit is a formal word.
Allow and permit are followed by an object and a to-infinitive clause.
You can say that people are not allowed to do something or are not permitted to do something.
You can also say that something is not allowed or that it is not permitted.
Let is followed by an object and an infinitive without to.
You don't usually use 'let' in the passive. Don't say, for example, 'She was let go to the party'.
Past participle: permitted
|Noun||1.||permit - a legal document giving official permission to do something|
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
building permit - a document authorizing the holder to construct a building of a particular kind on a particular lot
driver's licence, driver's license, driving licence, driving license - a license authorizing the bearer to drive a motor vehicle
fishing licence, fishing license, fishing permit - a license authorizing the bearer to fish during a specified period of time
game license, hunting licence, hunting license, hunting permit - a license authorizing the bearer to kill a certain type of animal during a specified period of time
learner's permit - a document authorizing the bearer to learn to drive an automobile
letter of mark and reprisal, letter of marque, letters of marque - a license to a private citizen to seize property of another nation
marriage licence, marriage license, wedding licence, wedding license - a license authorizing two people to marry
liberty chit, pass - a permit to enter or leave a military installation; "he had to show his pass in order to get out"
|2.||permit - 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)
|3.||permit - large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies|
pompano - any of several deep-bodied food fishes of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
|Verb||1.||permit - consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"|
brook, endure, tolerate, stomach, abide, bear, digest, stick out, suffer, put up, stand, support - put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
furlough - grant a leave to; "The prisoner was furloughed for the weekend to visit her children"
give - allow to have or take; "I give you two minutes to respond"
consent, go for, accept - give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"
permit, tolerate, allow - allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting; "We don't allow dogs here"; "Children are not permitted beyond this point"; "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital"
authorize, authorise, clear, pass - grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
let in, admit, include - allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of; "admit someone to the profession"; "She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar"
decriminalise, decriminalize, legalise, legalize, legitimate, legitimatise, legitimatize, legitimise, legitimize - make legal; "Marijuana should be legalized"
trust - allow without fear
allow in, intromit, let in, admit - allow to enter; grant entry to; "We cannot admit non-members into our club building"; "This pipe admits air"
|2.||permit - make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; "This permits the water to rush in"; "This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off"|
pass - allow to go without comment or censure; "the insult passed as if unnoticed"
|3.||permit - allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting; "We don't allow dogs here"; "Children are not permitted beyond this point"; "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital"|
allow ban, prohibit, forbid, veto, black, bar, block, restrict, suppress, outlaw, banish, disallow, proscribe, debar, blackball, interdict, criminalize, prevent, exclude, disqualify, preclude, debar, declare ineligible
licence ban, prohibition, veto, block, restriction, embargo, injunction, censorship, taboo, suppression, stoppage, disqualification, interdiction, interdict, proscription, disallowance
do you have a permit to carry that gun? → ¿tienes permiso or licencia para llevar esa pistola?
building permit → permiso m de de obras
see also parking B
see also residence B, D
I won't permit it → no lo permitiré
is smoking permitted? → ¿se permite or está permitido fumar?, ¿se puede fumar?
"smoking is not permitted on the car deck" → está prohibido fumar or no se permite fumar en la cubierta de automóviles
the law permits the sale of this substance → la ley autoriza or permite la venta de esta sustancia
he permitted himself one cigar a day → se permitía (fumar) un cigarro al día
to permit sb to do sth → permitir a algn hacer algo, permitir que algn haga algo
permit me to give you some advice (frm) → permítame aconsejarle or que le aconseje
if I may be permitted to make a suggestion (frm) → si se me permite hacer una sugerencia, si me permite que haga una sugerencia
weather permitting → si el tiempo lo permite
to permit of sth (frm) → admitir algo, dar posibilidad a algo
the crime permits of no defence → el crimen no admite defensa alguna, el crimen no da posibilidad a defensa alguna
a fishing permit → un permis de pêche
a permit to do sth → un permis pour faire qch
You no longer need a permit to work in most European countries → Il n'y a plus besoin d'avoir un permis pour travailler dans la plupart des pays européens.
She doesn't permit smoking in the house → Elle ne permet pas que l'on fume dans la maison.
to permit sb to do sth → permettre à qn de faire qch
Her mother will not permit her to sell the house → Sa mère ne lui permettra pas de vendre la maison.
His health doesn't permit him to travel → Sa santé ne lui permet pas de voyager.
permit me to ... (formal) → permettez-moi de ...
Permit me to give you some advice → Permettez-moi de vous donner un conseil.
to be permitted to do sth (by authorities) → être autorisé à faire qch
permit[n ˈpɜːmɪt; vb pəˈmɪt]
fishing permit → licenza di pesca
building/export permit → permesso or licenza di costruzione/di esportazione
to permit sb to do sth → permettere a qn di fare qc
to permit sth to take place → permettere che qc avvenga