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Ways of giving permission - synonyms or related words



used when you are giving permission

of course


used for giving someone permission in a polite way




used for expressing agreement or giving permission

all right


mainly spoken

used for saying that you will allow someone to do something, or you do not mind if they do it

if you want

used for giving permission or agreeing with a suggestion that someone has made

by all means

used for politely agreeing with someone, giving permission, or sayingyes

as you wish

used for telling someone that they can do or have whatever they want

I don’t see why not

used for saying yes when someone asks for your permission

help yourself

used for giving someone permission to do or use something

if you (really) must

used for telling someone that it is all right to do something, even though you do not want them to


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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