Synonyms of licence in English:



  • 1 a driving licence
  • 2 I went in dread of the beatings that teachers had licence to administer
    permission, authority, discretion, right, a free hand, leave, consent, authorization, sanction, approval, assent, entitlement, privilege, prerogative, blessing, exemption, mandate;
    liberty, freedom;
    power, empowerment, dispensation;
    informal a blank cheque
    rare warranty
  • 3 they manufacture high-fashion footwear under licence
    franchise, permission, consent, sanction, warrant, warranty, charter;
  • 4 the government was criticized for giving the army too much licence
    freedom, liberty, free rein, latitude, choice, option, independence, self-determination, scope, impunity, margin, leisure;
    [Antonyms] restriction
  • 5 he may have used a little poetic licence to embroider a good yarn
    disregard for the facts, deviation from the truth, departure from the truth;
    freedom, looseness
  • 6 churchmen and dissenters cooperated against the licence of the age
    licentiousness, dissoluteness, dissipation, debauchery, immorality, impropriety, decadence, profligacy, immoderation, intemperateness, indulgence, self-indulgence, excess, excessiveness, lack of restraint, lack of control, irresponsibility, abandon, laxness, laxity, disorder, disorderliness, unruliness, lawlessness, anarchy
    [Antonyms] restraint, decorum
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