verb (used with object), per·mit·ted, per·mit·ting.
verb (used without object), per·mit·ted, per·mit·ting.
Origin of permit1
Synonyms for permit
Antonyms for permit
Origin of permit2
Related Words for permitcharter, go-ahead, license, permission, patent, consent, grant, passport, privilege, concession, warrant, allowance, visa, authorize, enable, boost, empower, endorse, tolerate, accept
Examples from the Web for permit
Contemporary Examples of permit
“Please, please do not permit this to happen here in Florida,” wrote Cris K. Smith of East Polk County.Jeb Bush’s Unseen Anti-Gay Marriage Emails
January 9, 2015
Before we get to all that, permit me a brief reflection on this matter of Steve Scalise.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game
January 2, 2015
We are developing a strategy next year that will permit them to march in the street.Before the Bros, SantaCon Was as an Anti-Corporate Protest
December 12, 2014
Or perhaps EBT programs could permit the purchase of ethical items based on a sliding price scale.The Bioethicist Turned Butcher
September 28, 2014
The organizers of the protest, who did not have a permit for the sit-in, refused to leave and police began to arrest them in mass.Occupy Climate Change! Hundreds Blame Capitalism at Flood Wall Street Rally
September 22, 2014
Historical Examples of permit
May Heaven bless you, and permit us to meet again in another world, if not in this!Brave and Bold
We can not permit ourselves to be narrowed and dwarfed by slogans and phrases.
You permit your heart (little did I think it was such a froward one) to recoil.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
By the law of God it could not be so annulled as to permit of the re-marriage of the parties.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
If we permit our economy to drift and decline, the vulnerable will suffer most.
verb (pəˈmɪt) -mits, -mitting or -mitted
Word Origin for permit
"written statement of permission or license," 1714, from permit (v.).