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In April, Nuro received a permit to begin driverless testing in California.

Environmental advocates didn’t want the board to extend the plant’s permits, but CAISO argued it needed the back-up power to meet demand.

Making things more difficult, most cities only make unemployment benefits available to local residents — those eligible for hukou, the household registration permit.

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California has the biggest cap-and-trade market, but some believe it’s not always an effective emissions-curbing solution if the price of the permit is too low.

Auditors estimate San Diego Air Pollution Control District would have to raise pollution permit prices 44 percent to break even with expenses of the program.

“Please, please do not permit this to happen here in Florida,” wrote Cris K. Smith of East Polk County.

Before we get to all that, permit me a brief reflection on this matter of Steve Scalise.

We are developing a strategy next year that will permit them to march in the street.

Both the gun permit suit and the suit against the secretary of state were dismissed.

The training hours should jump to 80 hours for a concealed carry permit.

Mr. Brown seizes the proffered member, and gives it as hearty a pressure as the publicity of the occasion will permit.

The ship has anchored in the province of Ylocos, eighty leguas from here, as the weather does not permit it to come to this port.

As early as prison rules would permit, he was with Mr. Longcluse, where the attorney awaited him.

"But I cannot permit you to oppose yourself to a sword two inches longer than your own," cried Gaubert, almost in a temper.

Will you permit me to ride to Allahabad, sir, and tell General Neill how matters stand here?


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What are other ways to say permit?

Both verbs that imply granting or conceding the right of someone to do something, permit and allow are often interchangeable, but permit is the more positive of the two. Permit suggests formal or implied assent or authorization. Allow implies complete absence of an attempt, or even an intent, to hinder. Let is the familiar, conversational term for both allow and permit.

On this page you'll find 187 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to permit, such as: allowance, charter, concession, consent, go ahead, and grant.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.