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    allow - Dictionary definition and meaning for word allow

    Definition
    (verb) make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
    Synonyms : let , permit
    Example Sentence
    • This permits the water to rush in
    • This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement
    • This will permit the rain to run off
    Definition
    (verb) consent to, give permission
    Synonyms : countenance , let , permit
    Example Sentence
    • She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband
    • I won't let the police search her basement
    • I cannot allow you to see your exam
    Definition
    (verb) let have
    Synonyms : grant
    Example Sentence
    • grant permission
    • Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison
    Definition
    (verb) give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
    Example Sentence
    • I will earmark this money for your research
    • She sets aside time for meditation every day
    Definition
    (verb) make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
    Synonyms : allow for , leave , provide
    Example Sentence
    • This leaves no room for improvement
    • The evidence allows only one conclusion
    • allow for mistakes
    • leave lots of time for the trip
    • This procedure provides for lots of leeway
    Definition
    (verb) allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something
    Synonyms : take into account
    Example Sentence
    • I allow for this possibility
    • The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash
    Definition
    (verb) afford possibility
    Synonyms : admit
    Example Sentence
    • This problem admits of no solution
    • This short story allows of several different interpretations
    Definition
    (verb) allow the other (baseball) team to score
    Synonyms : give up
    Example Sentence
    • give up a run
    Definition
    (verb) grant as a discount or in exchange
    Example Sentence
    • The camera store owner allowed me $50 on my old camera
    Definition
    (verb) allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
    Synonyms : permit , tolerate
    Example Sentence
    • We don't allow dogs here
    • Children are not permitted beyond this point
    • We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital
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