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Textual thesaurus for "allow"

(verb) take into account

allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something

I allow for this possibility; The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash


(verb) reserve, earmark, set aside, appropriate

give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause

I will earmark this money for your research; She sets aside time for meditation every day


(verb) let, countenance, permit

consent to, give permission

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


(verb) tolerate, permit

allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting

We don't allow dogs here; Children are not permitted beyond this point; We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital


(verb) grant

let have

grant permission; Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison


(verb) let, permit

make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen

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


(verb) give up

allow the other (baseball) team to score

give up a run


(verb) allow for, provide, leave

make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain

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


(verb) admit

afford possibility

This problem admits of no solution; This short story allows of several different interpretations