(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
1. permission, leave; allowance, sufferance; tolerance, toleration; freedom, liberty, law, license, concession, grace; indulgence, lenity, leniency; favor, assent, dispensation, exemption, release; connivance; open door.
2. authorization, warranty, accordance, admission, permit, warrant, brevet, precept, fiat, imprimatur, sanction, authority, firman, go-ahead; free hand, pass, passport; furlough, license, carte blanche, ticket of leave; grant, charter, patent. Informal, green light, signal, okay, OK, blank check.
1. permit; give permission, give power, entitle; let, allow, admit; suffer, bear with, tolerate, recognize; accord, vouchsafe, favor, humor, indulge, stretch a point; wink at, connive at, [let] pass; shut one's eyes to; give carte blanche; leave alone, leave to one's own devices, leave the door open; allow for, open the door to, open the floodgates, let loose; give the reins or free rein to. Informal, stand for.
2. grant, empower, character, enfranchise, confer a privilege, license, authorize, warrant; sanction; entrust, commission; sanctify, ordain, prescribe. Informal, okay, OK, write one's own ticket.
Adjectives — permitting, permissive, indulgent; permitted, permissible, allowable, lawful (see legality); unconditional.
Adverbs — permissibly, by leave, with leave, on leave; under favor of; ad libitum, freely; with no holds barred.
Quotations — No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we require him to obey it (Theodore Roosevelt).
Antonyms, see prohibition.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. leave, liberty, consent, assent, acquiescence, acceptance, letting, approbation, agreement, license, permit, allowance, authority, tolerance, toleration, authorization, imprimatur, approval, acknowledgment, admission, verification, recognition, concurrence, promise, avowal, support, corroboration, guarantee, guaranty, warrant, visa, advocacy, carte blanche, commendation, encouragement, ratification, grace, authority, sanction, dispensation, confirmation, endorsement, affirmation, concordance, assurance, empowering, legalization, grant, indulgence, trust, connivance, concession, adjustment, settlement, accord, subscription, nod*, O.K.*, rubber stamp*, the go-ahead*, high-sign*, green light*.
Ant. denial*, injunction, interdiction.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
authorization, okay, say-so, consent, nod, go-ahead, license, permit, allowance, approval, sanction, endorsement, liberty.
ANT.: prohibition, denial, refusal, proscription
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The approving of an action, especially when done by one in authority: allowance, approbation, approval, authorization, consent, endorsement, leave2, license, permit, sanction. Informal: OK. See ALLOW.

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