allow

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allow

verb

Definition of ALLOW

1
to give permission for or to approve of <flash photography is not allowed inside the church>
Phrases stand for
2
to give permission to <a boarding school that does not allow students to go on weekend trips without written permission>
Synonyms leave, let, permit
Related Words authorize, commission, empower, license (also licence); approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; free, liberate, release; cater (to), give in (to), humor, indulge
3
to fail to prevent (some behavior on someone's part) especially from neglect or indifference <only a lazy gardener would allow the weeds to grow that high>
Related Words brush (aside or off), condone, disregard, ignore, overlook, shrug off, wink (at); excuse, forgive, pardon; brook, cater (to), give in (to), humor, indulge
Phrases put up with
4
to accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly <I'll allow I probably said more than I should have>
Synonyms acknowledge, agree, allow, concede, confess, fess (up), grant, own (up to)
Antonyms deny
5
to give as a share or portion <allowed each camper one match to light his fire>
6
to make able or possible <a patient's canceled appointment allowed the doctor to squeeze in a few extra phone calls>
Synonyms allow, empower, let, permit
Related Words fit, habilitate, prepare, qualify, ready; approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; condition, equip
Antonyms prevent
7
to make a statement of one's opinion <he allowed that their new house looked very nice>
8
chiefly Southern & Midland  to have as an opinion <people in these parts allow that everyone is entitled to one mistake in life, even if it's a doozy>
Synonyms allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], conceive, consider, deem, esteem, feel, figure, guess, hold, imagine, judge, reckon [chiefly dialect], suppose, think
9
chiefly Southern & Midland  to have in mind as a purpose or goal <I allow to go hunting before the season is over>
Synonyms aim, allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], aspire, calculate, contemplate, design, go [chiefly Southern & Midland], look, mean, meditate, plan, propose, purport, purpose

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