Definitions of allow:
  • verb:   let have
    Example: "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison"
  • verb:   grant as a discount or in exchange
    Example: "The camera store owner allowed me $50 on my old camera"
  • verb:   allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something
    Example: "I allow for this possibility"
  • verb:   give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause
  • verb:   allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
    Example: "We don't allow dogs here"
  • verb:   make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
    Example: "This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"
  • verb:   allow the other (baseball) team to score
  • verb:   afford possibility
    Example: "This short story allows of several different interpretations"
  • verb:   consent to, give permission
    Example: "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
  • verb:   make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
    Example: "The evidence allows only one conclusion"

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