permit-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: allow something or make something possible

She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband.
This will permit the water to run off.
Dogs aren't permitted on the premises.
The regulations do not permit much flexibility.
The prison authorities permit visiting only once a month.
As it was such a special occasion, she permitted herself a small glass of champagne.
The law permits of no other interpretation.
We have arranged to play tennis on Saturday, weather permitting.

VerbNet: admit-65,allow-64,order-60
FrameNet: Grant_Permissioin,Permitting
PropBank: permit.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3