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Definition of allow:

  1. To admit; to concede; to make allowance or abatement.
  2. To grant ( something) as a deduction or an addition; esp. to abate or deduct; as, to allow a sum for leakage.
  3. To grant license to; to permit; to consent to; as, to allow a son to be absent.
  4. To grant, give, admit, accord, afford, or yield; to let one have; as, to allow a servant his liberty; to allow a free passage; to allow one day for rest.
  5. To like; to be suited or pleased with.
  6. To own or acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion; as, to allow a right; to allow a claim; to allow the truth of a proposition.
  7. To praise; to approve of; hence, to sanction.
  8. To sanction; to invest; to intrust.

Synonyms:

endure, calculate, spare, fit in, leave alone, consent to, opine, conceive, drop by the wayside, claim, kick, brook, mandate, provide for, agree, throw overboard, encourage, consider, seize, meditate, give someone a try, allow in, earmark, bring, leave, imagine, accredit, purport, call, purpose, include, add to, editorialize, esteem, have time on your hands, suppose, cede, abandon, hold, capture, gratify, stick out, affirm, depart, discontinue, digest, suspend, recognize, help along, OK, forgo, arraign, will, allow for, deed over, yield, weigh in, humor, give up, acknowledge, put through, go away, look, reserve, go forth, judge, abide, get, pull up stakes, privilege, confess, get out, support, open doors, lease, aim, appear, forget, find, resign, open up, entrust, quit, deduct, forego, lubricate, figure, drop out, result, appropriate, give someone enough rope (to hang themselves), squeeze in, go along with, relinquish, fall by the wayside, subtract, fess up, deal in, feel, throw in the towel, put aside, indulge, lay off, observe, countenance, entitle, knowledge, rent, mean, avow, let, reckon, stomach, design, grant, cease, have, think, accord, deem, leave behind, put up with, forfeit, bring before, cite, guess, renounce, admeasure, Midland, let on, carry, hand over, measure out, stand for, fess, blink at, forbid, put up, collect, certify, take, go out, own, bear, free, pass on, cater, lead, comment, stand, take into account, throw in, vacate, contemplate, green-light, conquer, admit, oblige, let in, lot, dispense with, plan, warrant, give/get the go-ahead, take on, deny, waive, bring home the bacon, say yes, suffer, stop, exit, aspire, find (the) time, chuck up the sponge, ply, propose, surrender, come clean, intromit, reflect, profess, hear of, permit, note, go, approbate, favor, part with, set aside, book, appeal.

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