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allows

verb , present tense third-person singular of allow

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2 to give permission to
  • a boarding school that does not allow students to go on weekend trips without written permission
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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
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6 to make able or possible
  • a patient's canceled appointment allowed the doctor to squeeze in a few extra phone calls
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7 to make a statement of one's opinion
  • he allowed that their new house looked very nice
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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
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9 chiefly Southern & Midland to have in mind as a purpose or goal
  • I allow to go hunting before the season is over
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