[ + obj + to infinitive ] The security system will not permit you to enter without the correct password.
- Entry to the club is only permitted on production of a membership card.
- Smoking is not permitted anywhere in this theatre.
- Some prisoners who want to start a family are to be permitted conjugal visits.
- Machine-readable passports will permit precise identity-checking.
- How can a loving, omnipotent God permit disease, war and suffering?
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Allow, permit or let?Allow, permit and let are verbs that all have a similar meaning: ‘give permission or make it possible for somebody to do or have something’. …
Permit/allow someone + to do somethingWe use a direct object + to-infinitive after permit and allow: …
permitnoun [ C ]uk /ˈpɜː.mɪt/ us /ˈpɝː.mɪt/
- I pay £5 a week for my parking permit.
- The office will be issuing permits on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
- Please turn your old parking permits in at the end of the week.
- You'll need a special permit if you want to use the facilities regularly.
- You will have to apply to City Hall for a building permit.