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allow

al·low

allow

 
 
pronunciation:
laU
phrases:
allow for
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: allowed, allowing, allows
definition 1: to permit; let;
The university allows second-year students to live off campus.Please allow me to help you with the expenses of the party.Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the hospital.Tenants are allowed to have cats in their apartments, but not dogs.
synonyms:
authorize, let, permit
antonyms:
disallow, forbid, hinder, inhibit, prevent, prohibit
similar words:
abide, admit, approve, countenance, empower, enable, grant, sanction, suffer, tolerate
definition 2: to concede.
She allowed that he might be right on certain points, but she could not agree with his main argument.The insurance company did not allow their claim.
synonyms:
accept, admit, authorize, concede, grant, let, permit, sanction
antonyms:
deny, disallow, dispute
similar words:
acknowledge, agree, approve, comply
definition 3: to provide or set aside (a certain amount).
Her mother allowed her ten dollars a week.The teacher allowed an hour for the students to finish.
synonyms:
allocate, allot
similar words:
provide, spare
definition 4: to permit by not paying close enough attention.
How could you allow such behavior?
synonyms:
let, permit
similar words:
sanction
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phrase: allow for