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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.

Synonyms:

have, endure, legalization, countenance, pass, green-light, brook, put up, appropriate, concession, favor, carry, allow for, abide, suffer, stomach, provide, authorisation, say yes, stand, license, take into account, support, bear, OK, authorization, stick out, qualify, empowering, admit, get, building permit, let, indulgence, encourage, open up, lubricate, help along, charter, licence, earmark, toleration, permission, rent, grant, mandate, lease, set aside, consent to, digest, put through, leave, Trachinotus falcatus, yield, working papers, card, give up, reserve, give/get the go-ahead, allow.

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