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Definition of alow

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1. allow [ v ] make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

Five per_cent of the voters in each county must sign petitions requesting that the Republicans be allowed to place names of candidates on the general_election ballot , or The Republicans must hold a primary under the county unit system - a system which the party opposes in its platform .

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

Perhaps the lesson we should take from these pages is that the welfare_state in England still allows wild scope for all kinds of rugged eccentrics .

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

Directionality is greatly exaggerated most_of the time ; but when the sounds of the two speakers are allowed to mix , there is excellent depth and dimension to the music .

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

Now when Henri has completed four complete Push-Pull_Super-Sets No. 1 , the professor allows him about a five minute rest period before starting him on four complete Push-Pull_Super-Sets No. 2 .

When the front knee is straight and locked , allow it to bend again until you feel the bar come lightly into contact with the sides of the Power_Stands .

Synonyms let allow permit Related Terms prevent pass

2. allow [ v ] give permission
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)

Ideally speaking , it should be allowed to operate only where the public has a great stake in the continuity of supply or services , and where the actions of a single proprietor are secondary to the needs of society .

(Your Federal Income Tax. 1962 Edition (Revised to...)

The deductions allowed in determining Adjusted_Gross_Income put all taxpayers on a comparable basis .

Certain other deductions are not allowed in determining Adjusted_Gross_Income .

(Allan J. Braff and Roger F. Miller, "Wage-Price...)

In such circumstances , it may well be to the advantage of the industry to allow an increase in the basic wage rate .

Whether or not it is in the industry 's interest to allow the basic wage rate to rise obviously depends_upon the extent to which the public limit price rises in response to a basic wage increase , and the relation of this response to the increase in costs accompanying the wage increase .

Synonyms permit allow let countenance Related Terms forbid forbid accept authorize endure admit admit trust legalize privilege furlough give license license

3. allow [ v ] let have
Examples: "grant permission" "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison"

Used in print:

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

In response , the industry allowed the discovery of the motion_picture as a form of fiction and thus gave the movies the essential form they have had to this day .

(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)

`` Precious and I allow each other absolute freedom .

Synonyms allow grant Related Terms deny give vouchsafe allowance permit granter

4. allow [ v ] give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause
Examples: "I will earmark this money for your research"

Used in print:

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

Similarly , in presenting still photographs of early jazz_groups , the program allowed no time for a close perusal .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

The music is always allowed the living_space needed to attain its full sonority ; yet the hall never intrudes as a quasi performer .

(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)

Instead , he constantly became lost in parts and components of them , confused some of their details with those of neighboring objects , and_so_on , unless he allowed time to `` trace '' the object in_question through minute movements of the head and hands and in this way to discover its contours .

Synonyms appropriate allow set_aside reserve earmark Related Terms assign reserve

5. allow [ v ] allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something
Examples: "I allow for this possibility" "The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash"

Used in print:

(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)

In the observations at 4.3 mm ( Coates , 1959 a ) , the diameter of the antenna beam , 6 ' .7 , was small enough to allow resolution of some of the larger features of the lunar surface , and contour diagrams have been made of the lunar brightness distribution at three lunar phases .

Synonyms take_into_account allow Related Terms calculate budget_for

6. allow [ v ] make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
Examples: "This leaves no room for improvement" "The evidence allows only one conclusion" "allow for mistakes" "leave lots of time for the trip"

Used in print:

(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)

The original electrocardiograph primarily indicates irregularities in the heartbeat , but today 's techniques allow exact measurements of the flow of blood through the aorta , dimensioning of the heart and its chambers , and a much more detailed study of each heartbeat .

Synonyms leave provide_for allow_for allow provide Related Terms yield admit

7. allow [ v ] afford possibility
Examples: : "This problem admits of no solution" "This short story allows of several different interpretations"

Synonyms allow admit Related Terms leave

8. allow [ v ] allow the other team to score
Examples: : "give up a run", in baseball

Synonyms give_up allow

9. allow [ v ] grant as a discount or in exchange
Examples: "The camera store owner allowed me $50 on my old camera"

Synonyms allow Related Terms discount

10. allow [ v ] allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
Examples: "We don't allow dogs here" "Children are not permitted beyond this point" "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital"

Synonyms permit tolerate allow Related Terms permit license allowance

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