allow as how

Definition of allow as how

US, informal

  1. :  to admit She allowed as how the situation was serious.

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  permit

    :  to fail to restrain or prevent

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

  1. :  in what manner or way

    :  for what reason :  why

    :  with what meaning :  to what effect

  1. :  the way or manner in which

    :  the state or condition in which

    :  that

  1. :  a question about manner or method

    :  manner, method


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