permission Definition

  • 1the act of allowing someone to do something
  • 2consent; authorization

Using permission: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "permission" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I need permission from my boss to take the day off.

  • Example

    She asked for permission to leave the room.

  • Example

    He was granted permission to enter the building.

  • Example

    Without permission, you cannot use the company's equipment.

permission Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for permission

Phrases with permission

  • to request or seek approval to do something


    You should always ask permission before using someone else's property.

  • to allow or authorize someone to do something


    The teacher gave permission for the students to leave early.

  • with the consent or authorization of someone


    You can enter the building with permission from the security guard.

Origins of permission

from Latin 'permissio', meaning 'allowance'


Summary: permission in Brief

The term 'permission' [pəˈmɪʃ(ə)n] refers to the act of allowing someone to do something. It is often required in formal settings, such as the workplace or school, and can be granted or denied by an authority figure. Common phrases include 'ask permission,' 'give permission,' and 'with permission.'

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