Pronunciation: /pəˈmɪt /(permits, permitting, permitted) [with object and infinitive]
- 1Officially allow (someone) to do something: the law permits councils to monitor any factory emitting smoke [with two objects]: he would not permit anybody access to the libraryMore example sentences
allow, let, authorize, give someone permission/authorization/leave, sanction, grant, grant someone the right, license, empower, enable, entitle, qualify; consent to, assent to, give one's consent/assent to, give one's blessing to, give someone/something the nod, acquiesce in, agree to, accede to, approve of, tolerate, countenance, suffer, brook, admit of; legalize, legitimatize, legitimate• informal give the go-ahead to, give the thumbs up to, OK, give the OK to, give the green light to, say the word
- The law also permits you to waive your right to notice or to accept a payment in lieu of notice if this is agreed with the company.
- If that means the death penalty, if it means life imprisonment, we are going to do what the law permits us to do.
- But the law was amended to permit us to file this once he's been charged with a crime.
- 1.1 [with object] Authorize or allow (something): the country is not ready to permit any rice importsMore example sentences
- House owners have permitted development rights which allow certain changes without planning permission.
- Maintain multilevel security databases that safeguard sources and permit authorized access to unprocessed data.
- In this case, the publisher may or may not grant a licence back to the author permitting some uses of the paper.
- 1.2 [with object] Provide an opportunity or scope for (something) to take place; make possible: the car park was too rutted and stony to permit ball games [no object]: weather permitting, guests can dine outside on the veranda cycle parking stands are being installed, where space permits, at most rail stationsMore example sentences
- Improved security of the facility containing the matrix is provided by a feature permitting remote control over the facility door lock.
- This evaluation permits the identification of possible common patterns underlying the crop production forecast errors.
- Studies of men carrying out such duties should therefore provide information which would permit quantification of effects and lead to selection and training methods.
- 1.3 [no object] (permit of) • formal Allow for; admit of: the camp permits of no really successful defenceMore example sentences
- But do our actions permit of an end to the cycle of bloodshed?
- Now, you have to go further, do you not, and say that that tape really only permitted of one conclusion.
- In this case the absence of entries permits of the inference that nothing was charted because nothing was done.
Pronunciation: /ˈpəːmɪt /[often with modifier] Back to top
- An official document giving someone authorization to do something: he is only in Britain on a work permitMore example sentences
- In the meantime only Customs and Excise permit holders are being permitted to use the first three floors.
- She said the scheme was intended to reduce demand for parking and therefore help permit holders to park.
- Most foreigners who have received new Bulgarian identification documents hold permanent residence permits.
- • dated Used for politeness before making a suggestion or expressing an intention: permit me to correct youMore example sentences
- If your Honours will permit me to question all or any of these earlier decisions, I will undertake to advance a sensible argument.
- If you will permit me, even though I am a retired politician I would like to say just a word about domestic politics.
- So, while it's still a bit early, permit me to be the first to wish this special astronaut a good journey.
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- Thus, permittees subject to section 403 must comply with ocean discharge criteria.
- He has permits to run as many as 2700 AUMs (Animal Unit Months) and is one of the largest permittees on the San Juan National Forest.
- George is fairly well known in the area among state, federal and local cops as well as concealed carry permittees.
late Middle English (originally in the sense 'commit, hand over'): from Latin permittere, from per- 'through' + mittere 'send, let go'.
- A deep-bodied fish of the jack family, found in warm waters of the western Atlantic and Caribbean and caught for food and sport.
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- Trachinotus falcatus, family Carangidae
- He told me that there were snook and tarpon (as I already knew) and there were large bonefish and permit to fish for.
- Blue crystal-clear waters teem with game fish such as bonefish, permit, and tarpon, which have grown accustomed to a rich diet of shrimp and crabs.
alteration of Spanish palometa 'little dove'.