Definition of Allow in English :
Define Allow in English
Allow meaning in English
Meaning of Allow in English
Pronunciation of Allow in English
Allow pronunciation in English
Pronounce Allow in Englishsee synonyms of allow
make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
Example Sentences:'This permits the water to rush in''This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement''This will permit the rain to run off'
consent to, give permission
Example Sentences:'She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband''I won't let the police search her basement''I cannot allow you to see your exam'
3. allow, grant
Example Sentences:'grant permission''Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison'
give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
Example Sentences:'I will earmark this money for your research''She sets aside time for meditation every day'
make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
Example Sentences:'This leaves no room for improvement''The evidence allows only one conclusion''allow for mistakes''leave lots of time for the trip''This procedure provides for lots of leeway'
6. allow, take into account
allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something
Example Sentences:'I allow for this possibility''The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash'
7. admit, allow
Example Sentences:'This problem admits of no solution''This short story allows of several different interpretations'
8. allow, give up
allow the other (baseball) team to score
Example Sentences:'give up a run'
grant as a discount or in exchange
Example Sentences:'The camera store owner allowed me $50 on my old camera'
allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
Example Sentences:'We don't allow dogs here''Children are not permitted beyond this point''We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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