Synonyms of licence in English:

licence


See definition of licence

noun

1‘a driving licence’

SYNONYMS

permit, certificate, document, documentation, authorization, warrant, voucher, diploma, imprimatur

certification, credentials

pass, papers

2‘I went in dread of the beatings that teachers had licence to administer’

SYNONYMS

permission, authority, discretion, right, a free hand, leave, consent, authorization, sanction, approval, assent, entitlement, privilege, prerogative, blessing, exemption, mandate

liberty, freedom

power, empowerment, dispensation

carte blanche

informal a blank cheque

rare warranty

3‘they manufacture high-fashion footwear under licence’

SYNONYMS

franchise, permission, consent, sanction, warrant, warranty, charter

seal of approval

4‘the government was criticized for giving the army too much licence’

SYNONYMS

freedom, liberty, free rein, latitude, choice, option, independence, self-determination, scope, impunity, margin, leisure

carte blanche

ANTONYMS

restriction

5‘he may have used a little poetic licence to embroider a good yarn’

SYNONYMS

disregard for the facts, deviation from the truth, departure from the truth

inventiveness, invention, creativity, imagination, fancy

fancifulness, resourcefulness, ingenuity, inspiration

freedom, looseness

6‘churchmen and dissenters cooperated against the licence of the age’

SYNONYMS

licentiousness, dissoluteness, dissipation, debauchery, immorality, impropriety, decadence, profligacy, immoderation, intemperateness, indulgence, self-indulgence, excess, excessiveness, lack of restraint, lack of control, irresponsibility, abandon, laxness, laxity, disorder, disorderliness, unruliness, lawlessness, anarchy

ANTONYMS

restraint, decorum