allow

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allow ˈlaʊ/ verb
allows; allowed; allowing
allow
ˈlaʊ/
verb
allows; allowed; allowing
Learner's definition of ALLOW
[+ object]
: to permit (something) : to regard or treat (something) as acceptable
: to permit (someone) to have or do something
used in the phrase allow me to make a polite offer to help someone
: to permit (someone) to go or come in, out, etc.
: to make it possible for someone or something to have or do something
: to make it possible for something to happen
: to fail to prevent something or someone from being, becoming, or doing something
: to include (a quantity of time, money, etc.) as an appropriate amount
: to accept (something)
: to admit (something)
usually + that or (US, informal) as how
sports : to let an opposing team or player have or score (a goal, a hit, etc.)

allow for

[phrasal verb]
allow for (something)
: to think about or plan for (something that will or might happen in the future)
: to consider (something) when you make a calculation
: to make (something) possible

allow of

[phrasal verb]
allow of (something) formal
: to make (something) possible

— allowable

ˈlawəbəl/ adjective
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