v. 允许; 使有可能; 破例做
If someone permits something, they allow it to happen. If they permit you to do something, they allow you to do it.
He can let the court's decision stand and permit the execution...
The guards permitted me to bring my camera and tape recorder...
A permit is an official document which says that you may do something. For example you usually need a permit to work in a foreign country.
The majority of foreign nationals working here have work permits...
He has to apply for a permit, and we have to find him a job.
If a situation permits something, it makes it possible for that thing to exist, happen, or be done or it provides the opportunity for it.
He sets about creating an environment that just doesn't permit experiment, it encourages it...
Try to go out for a walk at lunchtime, if the weather permits...
If you permit yourself something, you allow yourself to do something that you do not normally do or that you think you probably should not do.
Captain Bowen permitted himself one cigar a day...
Only once in his life had Douglas permitted himself to lose control of his emotions.
You can use permit me when you are about to say something or to make a suggestion.
Permit me to give you some advice...
Permit me to offer you my sincere congratulations.
1. a legal document giving official permission to do something
2. the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
3. large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies
1. consent to, give permission;
2. make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen;
3. allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting;
allow, let, permit, leave, authorize
The words hardly permit doubt.
Circumstances do not permit me to help you [ my helpingyou ] .
情况不 许可 我帮助你.
We do not allow ( or permit ) gambling.
Time does not permit that I stay longer.
We must never permit anything of the sort.