v. t.1.To praise; to approve of; hence, to sanction.
[imp. & p. p. Allowed ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Allowing.]
Ye allow the deeds of your fathers.
- Luke xi. 48.
2.To like; to be suited or pleased with.
How allow you the model of these clothes?
- Massinger.
3.To sanction; to invest; to intrust.
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.
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.
6.To grant (something) as a deduction or an addition; esp. to abate or deduct; as, to allow a sum for leakage.
7.To grant license to; to permit; to consent to; as, to allow a son to be absent.
v. i.1.To admit; to concede; to make allowance or abatement.
To allow of
to permit; to admit.
- Shak.
Verb1.allow - 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"
Synonyms: let, permit
2.allow - 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"
Synonyms: countenance, permit, let
disallow, forbid, prohibit, proscribe, veto, interdict - command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"
3.allow - let have; "grant permission"; "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison"
Synonyms: grant
deny, refuse - refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance"
4.allow - give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"
5.allow - 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"
Synonyms: allow for, provide, leave
6.allow - 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"
7.allow - afford possibility; "This problem admits of no solution"; "This short story allows of several different interpretations"
Synonyms: admit
8.allow - allow the other (baseball) team to score; "give up a run"
Synonyms: give up
9.allow - grant as a discount or in exchange; "The camera store owner allowed me $50 on my old camera"
10.allow - 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"
Synonyms: permit, tolerate

TO ALLOW, practice. To approve; to grant; as to allow a writ of error, is to approve of it, to grant it. Vide Allocatur. To allow an amount is to admit or approve of it.

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