Noun permit has 3 senses
  1. license, licence, permit - a legal document giving official permission to do something
    --1 is a kind of legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument
    --1 has particulars:
     building permit; driver's license, driver's licence, driving license, driving licence; fishing license, fishing licence, fishing permit; hunting license, hunting licence, hunting permit, game license; learner's permit; letter of marque, letters of marque, letter of mark and reprisal; liquor license, liquor licence; marriage license, marriage licence, wedding license, wedding licence; occupation license, occupation licence; pass, liberty chit
    Derived forms: verb permit3, verb permit1
  2. license, permission, permit - the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
    --2 is a kind of authorization, authorisation, empowerment
    --2 has particulars: clearance; conge; allowance; dispensation; toleration
    Derived forms: verb permit3, verb permit1
  3. permit, Trachinotus falcatus - large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies
    --3 is a kind of pompano
,Verb permit has 3 senses
  1. 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"
    --1 is one way to accept, consent, go for
    Antonyms: forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow
    Derived forms: noun permit2, noun permit1, noun permission2
    Sample sentence:
    They permit him to write the letter
  2. 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"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE
    Something ----s INFINITIVE
  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"
    --3 is one way to permit, allow, let, countenance
    Derived forms: noun permit2, noun permit1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody