[verb per-mit; noun pur-mit, per-mit] /verb pərˈmɪt; noun ˈpɜr mɪt, pərˈmɪt/
verb (used with object), permitted, permitting.
to allow to do something:
Permit me to explain.
to allow to be done or occur:
The law does not permit the sale of such drugs.
to tolerate; agree to:
a law permitting Roman Catholicism in England.
to afford opportunity for, or admit of:
vents to permit the escape of gases.
verb (used without object), permitted, permitting.
to grant ; allow liberty to do something.
to afford opportunity or possibility:
Write when time permits.
to allow or admit (usually followed by of):
statements that permit of no denial.
an authoritative or official certificate of ; license:
a fishing permit.
a written order granting special to do something.
verb (pəˈmɪt) -mits, -mitting, -mitted
(transitive) to grant permission to do something: you are permitted to smoke
(transitive) to consent to or tolerate: she will not permit him to come
when intr, often foll by of; when tr, often foll by an infinitive. to allow the possibility (of): the passage permits of two interpretations, his work permits him to relax nowadays
an official certificate or document granting authorization; licence
permission, esp written permission
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.
“written statement of permission or license,” 1714, from permit (v.).
[pur-puh n-dik-yuh-ler] /ˌpɜr pənˈdɪk yə lər/ adjective 1. vertical; straight up and down; upright. 2. Geometry. meeting a given line or surface at right angles. 3. maintaining a standing or upright position; standing up. 4. having a sharp pitch or slope; steep. 5. (initial capital letter) noting or pertaining to the last style of English […]
[per-pech-oo-uh l] /pərˈpɛtʃ u əl/ adjective 1. continuing or enduring forever; everlasting. 2. lasting an indefinitely long time: perpetual snow. 3. continuing or continued without intermission or interruption; ceaseless: a perpetual stream of visitors all day. 4. blooming almost continuously throughout the season or the year. noun 5. a hybrid rose that is perpetual. 6. […]
[per-sis-tuh ns, -zis-] /pərˈsɪs təns, -ˈzɪs-/ noun 1. the act or fact of . 2. the quality of being : You have persistence, I’ll say that for you. 3. continued existence or occurrence: the persistence of smallpox. 4. the continuance of an effect after its cause is removed. /pəˈsɪstəns/ noun 1. the quality of persisting; […]
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