let, allow, permit(verb)
make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
"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"
permit, allow, let, countenance(verb)
consent to, give permission
"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"
"grant permission"; "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison"
allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve(verb)
give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
"I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day"
leave, allow for, allow, provide(verb)
make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
"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"
allow, take into account(verb)
allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something
"I allow for this possibility"; "The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash"
"This problem admits of no solution"; "This short story allows of several different interpretations"
give up, allow(verb)
allow the other (baseball) team to score
"give up a run"
grant as a discount or in exchange
"The camera store owner allowed me $50 on my old camera"
allow, permit, tolerate(verb)
allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
"We don't allow dogs here"; "Children are not permitted beyond this point"; "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital"
To grant, give, admit, accord, afford, or yield; to let one have.
To acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion.
To grant (something) as a deduction or an addition; especially to abate or deduct;
To allow a sum for leakage.
To grant license to; to permit; to consent to.
To not bar or obstruct.
Although I don't consent to their holding such meetings, I will allow them for the time being.
To acknowledge or concede.
To take into account by making an allowance.
When calculating a budget for a construction project, always allow for contingencies.
To render physically possible
Origin: From allouen, from alouer , from Medieval allaudāre, (ad-) + laudare, merged with alouer, from Medieval Latin allocāre.
to praise; to approve of; hence, to sanction
to like; to be suited or pleased with
to sanction; to invest; to intrust
to grant, give, admit, accord, afford, or yield; to let one have; as, to allow a servant his liberty; to allow a free passage; to allow one day for rest
to own or acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion; as, to allow a right; to allow a claim; to allow the truth of a proposition
to grant (something) as a deduction or an addition; esp. to abate or deduct; as, to allow a sum for leakage
to grant license to; to permit; to consent to; as, to allow a son to be absent
to admit; to concede; to make allowance or abatement
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
al-low′, v.t. to grant: to permit: to acknowledge: to abate: make allowance for: (obs.) invest, entrust: assert, say (coll. in U.S.).—adj. Allow′able, that may be allowed: not forbidden: lawful.—n. Allow′ableness.—adv. Allow′ably.—n. Allow′ance, that which is allowed: a limited portion of anything: a stated quantity—of money, &c., to meet expenses: abatement: approbation: permission.—v.t. to put any one upon an allowance: to supply anything in limited quantities.—To make allowance for, to take excusing circumstances into account. [O. Fr. alouer, to grant—L. ad, to, and locāre, to place.—Allow, in the sense of approve or sanction, as used in B. and by old writers, has its root in L. allaudāre—ad-, and laudāre, to praise.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'allow' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #854
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'allow' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1328
Rank popularity for the word 'allow' in Verbs Frequency: #59
The numerical value of allow in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of allow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of allow in a Sentence
We will not allow Azaz to fall.
The CCP can not allow prices to collapse.
We cannot allow this small group to block it.
Leaving The INF would allow the US to do this.
As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue.
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Translations for allow
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- أذن, سمح ب, سمحArabic
- дазволіць, дазваляцьBelarusian
- признавам, позволявам, допускам, давам, разрешавамBulgarian
- deixarCatalan, Valencian
- dovolit, povolitCzech
- tillade, acceptereDanish
- akzeptieren, erlauben, zulassen, einberechnenGerman
- παρέχω, παραδέχομαι, αφήνω, παραχωρώ, χορηγώ, επιτρέπω, αναγνωρίζωGreek
- permitir, dejar, concederSpanish
- varata, hyväksyä, varautua, sallia, myöntää, antaa lupa, tehdä varaus, antaa alennusFinnish
- laisser, accorder, permettreFrench
- lig, leomh, ceadaigh, lamháilIrish
- leig leScottish Gaelic
- pèmètHaitian Creole
- enged, elfogad, hagy, megenged, engedélyezHungarian
- permettere, lasciare, concedereItalian
- patior, permitto, immitto, praetermittoLatin
- laten doenDutch
- pozwolić, przyznać, wziąć pod uwagęPolish
- aceitar, considerar, permitir, deixarPortuguese
- lăsa, acorda, permite, îngădui, admiteRomanian
- учесть, позволить, разрешать, позволять, разрешить, [[принимать]] [[в, [[принять]] [[в, учитывать, допускать, допустить, признавать, признатьRussian
- lassare, lassaiSardinian
- дозволити, dozvolitiSerbo-Croatian
- dovoliť, povoliťSlovak
- дозволити, дозволятиUkrainian
- leyî, laireWalloon
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