Definition of permit :
1. A large pompano ( Trachinotus goodei) of the West Indies, Florida, etc. It becomes about three feet long.
2. Authority or liberty given to do or forbear any act; especially, a formal permission from the proper authorities to perform certain acts or to carry on a certain business, which without such permission would be illegal; a grant of permission; as, a license to preach, to practice medicine, to sell gunpowder or intoxicating liquors.
3. The round pompano. ( T. falcatus).
4. To consent to; to allow or suffer to be done; to tolerate; to put up with.
5. To give over; to resign; to leave; to commit.
6. To grant ( one) express license or liberty to do an act; to authorize; to give leave; - followed by an infinitive.
7. To grant permission; to allow.
8. Warrant; license; leave; permission; specifically, a written license or permission given to a person or persons having authority; as, a permit to land goods subject to duty.
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authorize (part of speech: verb)
approve (part of speech: verb)
dismiss (part of speech: verb)
enable (part of speech: verb)
permit (part of speech: verb)
- She would not permit a servant or one of the children to do anything for him which she might do herself. - "The Awakening and Selected Short Stories", Kate Chopin.
- I permit none else. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- Permit me to tell you, my dear Monsieur de Malicorne, that you must be out of your senses. - "Louise de la Valliere", Alexandre Dumas, Pere.