V. WORDS RELATING TO THE VOLUNTARY POWERS; INTERSOCIAL VOLITION

II. SPECIAL INTERSOCIAL VOLITION

Permission.

[Antonyms: prohibition.]

[Nouns] permission, leave; allowance, sufferance; tolerance, toleration; liberty, law, license, concession, grace; indulgence (lenity) [more]; favor, dispensation, exemption, release; connivance; vouchsafement.

authorization, warranty, accordance, admission.

permit, warrant, brevet, precept, sanction, authority, firman; hukm; pass, passport; furlough, license, carte blanche, ticket of leave; grant, charter; patent.

[Verbs] permit; give permission, give power; let, allow, admit; suffer, bear with, tolerate, recognize; concede [more]; accord, vouchsafe, favor, humor, gratify, indulge, stretch a point; wink at, connive at; shut one's eyes to.

grant, empower, charter, enfranchise, privilege, confer a privilege, license, authorize, warrant; sanction; intrust (commission) [more].

give carte blanche, give the reins to, give scope to (freedom) [more]; leave alone, leave it to one, leave the door open; open the door to, open the flood gates; give a loose to.

let off; absolve (acquit) [more]; release, exonerate, dispense with.

ask permission, beg permission, request permission, ask leave, beg leave, request leave.

[Adjectives] permitting; permissive, indulgent; permitted; patent, chartered, permissible, allowable, lawful, legitimate, legal; legalized (law) [more]; licit; unforbid, unforbidden; unconditional.

[Adverbs] by leave, with leave, on leave; speciali gratia; under favor of; pace; ad libitum (freely) [more], (at will) [more]; by all means (willingly) [more]; yes (assent) [more].

[Phrases] avec permission; brevet d'invention.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Advertise with Us Contact Us Our Blog Suggest a Word Help