More definitions of "permit":
- (verb): Make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen.
Example: "This will permit the rain to run off"
Synonyms: let, allow
- (verb): Allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting.
Synonyms: allow, tolerate
Famous quotes containing the word permit:
“We permit all things to ourselves, and that which we call sin in others, is experiment for us.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Im a Sunday School teacher, and Ive always known that the structure of law is founded on the Christian ethic that you shall love the Lord your God and your neighbor as yourselfa very high and perfect standard. We all know the fallibility of man, and the contentions in society, as described by Reinhold Niebuhr and many others, dont permit us to achieve perfection.”
—Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)
“As the tragic writer rids us of what is petty and ignoble in our nature, so also the humorist rids us of what is cautious, calculating, and priggishabout half of our social conscience, indeed. Both of them permit us, in blessed moments of revelation, to soar above the common level of our lives.”
—Robertson Davies (b. 1913)