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verb permit pronunciation in American English /pərˈmɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theypermit
he/she/itpermits
present participlepermitting
past tensepermitted
past participlepermitted
  1. 1
    [transitive] to allow someone to do something, or to allow something to happen
    The use of cell phones is not permitted inside the aircraft.
    permit someone to do something: We were not permitted to enter the area during the investigation.
    permit someone something: She permitted herself a single candy bar a week.
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to make something possible
    Economic circumstances don’t permit much public spending.
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