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Synonyms for allow

let

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allow for something

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Synonyms for allow

to neither forbid nor prevent

to afford an opportunity for

to set aside or distribute as a share

to recognize, often reluctantly, the reality or truth of

Synonyms for allow

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

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give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause

make a possibility or provide opportunity for

allow or plan for a certain possibility

afford possibility

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allow the other (baseball) team to score

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grant as a discount or in exchange

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

References in classic literature ?
But, D'Artagnan was not of a character to allow a man to escape him thus who had the insolence to ridicule him.
Cheveley, allow me to introduce to you Lord Goring, the idlest man in London.
I see that all is for the best," said Michel, "and that this atmosphere is a useful invention; for it not only allows us to breathe, but it prevents us from roasting.
Very good; we allow but half as much; we pay her only a tenth of a cent a day; and --"
This moment came, but although all other unmasked; the secret knight still refused to allow his features to be seen, till at last the Queen driven by curiosity, and vexed at the obstinate refusal; commanded him to open his Vizier.
His professional engagements did not allow of his being put off, but both father and daughter were disturbed by its happening so.
Her apprehensions once raised, paid by their excess for all her former security; and the servant who sat up with her, for she would not allow Mrs.
Allow me to say that I fully defer to the reasonable character of that inquiry, and proceed to develop it; premising that it is not an object of a pecuniary nature.
My father," answered Scheherazade, "it is you who have to provide the Sultan daily with a fresh wife, and I implore you, by all the affection you bear me, to allow the honour to fall upon me.
Most certainly, senor," replied Sancho, "your worship shall be fully obeyed in this matter; all the more as of myself I am peaceful and no friend to mixing in strife and quarrels: it is true that as regards the defence of my own person I shall not give much heed to those laws, for laws human and divine allow each one to defend himself against any assailant whatever.
If they took him to the cemetery and laid him in a grave, he would allow himself to be covered with earth, and then, as it was night, the grave-diggers could scarcely have turned their backs before he would have worked his way through the yielding soil and escaped.
But she does help him on, as much as her nature will allow.
Do you, in England, allow no friendship to exist between a young man and a young girl?
Lady Susan had received a line from him by that day's post, informing her that Miss Summers had absolutely refused to allow of Miss Vernon's continuance in her academy; we were therefore prepared for her arrival, and expected them impatiently the whole evening.
As to the indulging of women in any particular liberties, it is hurtful to the end of government and the prosperity of the city; for as a man and his wife are the two parts of a family, if we suppose a city to be divided into two parts, we must allow that the number of men and women will be equal.