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Overview of noun permit

The noun permit has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (6) license, licence, permit

(a legal document giving official permission to do something)

2. (1) license, permission, permit

(the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization)

3. permit, Trachinotus falcatus

(large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies)

Overview of verb permit

The verb permit has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (55) permit, allow, let, countenance

(consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam")

2. (39) let, allow, permit

(make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; "This permits the water to rush in"; "This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off")

3. allow, permit, tolerate

(allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting; "We don't allow dogs here"; "Children are not permitted beyond this point"; "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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