allow as how

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of allow as how

US, informal
: to admit
  • She allowed as how the situation was serious.

Word by Word Definitions

allow play
  1. : permit

  2. : to fail to restrain or prevent

  3. : to assign as a share or suitable amount (as of time or money)

how play
  1. : in what manner or way

  2. : for what reason : why

  3. : with what meaning : to what effect

  1. : the way or manner in which

  2. : that

  3. : however, as

  1. : a question about manner or method

  2. : manner, method


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