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Definitions of allow

  1. To concede as an abatement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To praise; to approve of; hence, to sanction. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To like; to be suited or pleased with. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To grant (something) as a deduction or an addition; esp. to abate or deduct; as, to allow a sum for leakage. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To grant license to; to permit; to consent to; as, to allow a son to be absent. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To grant; consent to; admit; deduct; set apart; as, to allow so much for loss; permit; approve. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To grant: to permit: to acknowledge: to abate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To grant; permit; concede. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To put no obstacle in the way of; permit; tolerate; approve. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To grant; allot; give; admit; acknowledge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To make allowance for; deduct. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To admit; to concede; to make allowance or abatement. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To make concession or provision: followed by for. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. grant as a discount or in exchange; "The camera store owner allowed me $50 on my old camera" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. allow the other (baseball) team to score; "give up a run" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. 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". Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. To make allowance, concession, or abatement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. To grant; to admit; to permit; to approve; to deduct. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To admit; to grant; to permit; to own; to deduct. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for allow

  1. Would Lady Langerdale allow me to call at your rooms to- morrow? – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. If you'll allow me. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
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