Antonyms for permit

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : verb per-mit; noun pur-mit, per-mit
Phonetic Transcription : verb pərˈmɪt; noun ˈpɜr mɪt, pərˈmɪt

Definition of permit

Origin :
  • late 15c., from Middle French permetre and directly from Latin permittere "let pass, let go, let loose; give up, hand over; let, allow, grant, permit," from per- "through" (see per) + mittere "let go, send" (see mission). Related: Permitted; permitting.
  • noun authorization
  • verb allow participation
Example sentences :
  • May Heaven bless you, and permit us to meet again in another world, if not in this!
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • We can not permit ourselves to be narrowed and dwarfed by slogans and phrases.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • You permit your heart (little did I think it was such a froward one) to recoil.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • By the law of God it could not be so annulled as to permit of the re-marriage of the parties.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • If we permit our economy to drift and decline, the vulnerable will suffer most.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • This will permit the bird to be spread apart, as in Fig. 25.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • But the older man would not permit the assertion to go uncontradicted.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Now, after such a proof of her goodness, could he permit her to suffer so much grief?
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • Will you permit me now to introduce you to your prudent friend and your fair enemy?
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Meanwhile, I see as little of him as good breeding will permit.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Synonyms for permit

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