View synonyms for permission


[ per-mish-uhn ]


  1. authorization granted to do something; formal consent:

    to ask permission to leave the room.

    Synonyms: sanction, leave

    Antonyms: refusal, restraint

  2. the act of permitting.


/ pəˈmɪʃən /


  1. authorization to do something

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Other Words From

  • per·missioned adjective
  • per·mis·so·ry [per-, mis, -, uh, -ree], adjective
  • nonper·mission noun
  • self-per·mission noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of permission1

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin permissiōn-, stem of permissiō “a yielding, giving leave,” from permiss(us) “given leave” (past participle of permittere “to let go through, give leave”; permit 1 ) + -iō -ion
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Example Sentences

Sergey Toshin, founder of Oversecured, told TechCrunch, that the malicious app could also hijack TikTok’s app permissions, allowing it access to the Android device’s camera, microphone and private data on the device, like photos and videos.

In the past, if she wanted to stand up in her physical classroom, she had to first ask permission.

He blogs at The Splintered Mind, where this post originally appeared and is reprinted here with permission.

In the case of 1Password on Android, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve enabled permissions in the Accessibility menu in Settings.

The bill would have allowed single-family home owners to build duplexes on their lot, without requiring special permission.

Parents who want to transfer custody of a child to someone other than a relative must seek permission from a judge.

The pilot asked air-traffic control for permission to climb from 32,000 to 38,000 feet to avoid the bad weather.

Reprinted by permission of Kingswell/Disney Publishing Worldwide.

Excerpted from Moneyball for Government, published by Disruption Books, and reprinted with permission.

The preacher gave sheriff deputies permission to search his SUV but warned them “there was something bad” inside.

As long as may be necessary, Sam,” replied Mr. Pickwick, “you have my full permission to remain.

We idlers had permission granted us to land and visit the town, in which, however, we found but little to admire.

She had hidden his hat and would insist on his playing; that was, if I did not mind and her uncle gave his permission.

The nod of assent was given, and the permission put in force with hearty good will.

"You must promise never again to leave without permission, or this is your last scout with me," said Harry, sternly.