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allow

verb (v)

  • make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen (verb.social)
    Synonym: let, permit
    Antonym: keep, prevent
    Example:
    This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement.
    source: wordnet30
  • consent to, give permission (verb.communication)
    Example:
    I cannot allow you to see your exam.
    source: wordnet30
  • let have (verb.possession)
    Synonym: grant
    Antonym: deny, refuse
    Example:
    Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison.
    source: wordnet30
  • give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain (verb.stative)
    Synonym: allow for, leave, provide
    Example:
    The evidence allows only one conclusion.
    Allow for mistakes.
    source: wordnet30
  • allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    I allow for this possibility.
    source: wordnet30
  • afford possibility (verb.stative)
    Synonym: admit
    Example:
    This short story allows of several different interpretations.
    source: wordnet30
  • allow the other (baseball) team to score (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • grant as a discount or in exchange (verb.possession)
    Example:
    The camera store owner allowed me $50 on my old camera.
    source: wordnet30
  • allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting (verb.communication)
    Synonym: permit, tolerate
    Example:
    We don't allow dogs here.
    source: wordnet30
  • To praise; to approve of; hence, to sanction. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To admit; to concede; to make allowance or abatement. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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