English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'license'

(verb) 
Definition
to give permission to or for
the council can license a U.S. company to produce the drug
Synonyms
permit
I was permitted to bring my camera into the concert.
Our constitution does not permit the sending of troops.
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enable
The authorities issued visas to enable them to enter the country.
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sanction
He may seem ready to sanction the use of force.
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allow
Talking amongst yourselves is not allowed.
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entitle
Your contract entitles you to a full refund.
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warrant
The allegations are serious enough to warrant an investigation.
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authorize
We are willing to authorize a police raid.
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empower
The trustees of the museum are empowered to sell items from its collection.
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accredit
The degree programme is fully accredited by the Institute of Engineers.
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give a blank cheque to
Opposites
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rule out
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criminalize

Additional synonyms

in the sense of accredit
Definition
to give official recognition to
The degree programme is fully accredited by the Institute of Engineers.
in the sense of allow
Definition
to permit someone to do something
Talking amongst yourselves is not allowed.
in the sense of authorize
Definition
to give official permission for
We are willing to authorize a police raid.
Synonyms
agree to,
consent to,
give leave,
give the green light for,
give a blank cheque to,
give authority for

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