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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 ?
They removed his shirt and doublet as far as his girdle; he allowed them to have their way.
I rigged up my pile-driver, and allowed myself fifteen minutes to drive him into the earth -- drive him ALL in -- drive him in till not even the curve of his skull should show above ground.
"Messieurs," said he, "as long as monsieur le cardinal lived, I allowed him to govern my affairs; but now I mean to govern them myself.
Bingley and Jane, however, soon allowed the others to outstrip them.
"All that he is allowed except one," answered the King.
"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."
"We will not allow her to do such a thing again:" and nodding significantly"there must be some arrangement made, there must indeed.
His opinion, however, made some little amends for his delay, for though acknowledging a very unexpected and unpleasant alteration in his patient, he would not allow the danger to be material, and talked of the relief which a fresh mode of treatment must procure, with a confidence which, in a lesser degree, was communicated to Elinor.
"And in point of fact, prince," added Evgenie Pavlovitch, "you must allow that they could hardly have stayed here, considering that they knew of all that went on at your place, and in the face of your daily visits to their house, visits which you insisted upon making in spite of their refusal to see you."
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.
"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."
Well, the duke allowed he would take my bed; but the king allowed he wouldn't.
Felix rejected his offers with contempt, yet when he saw the lovely Safie, who was allowed to visit her father and who by her gestures expressed her lively gratitude, the youth could not help owning to his own mind that the captive possessed a treasure which would fully reward his toil and hazard.
Elizabeth allowed none of her favorites to love any one but herself, so she punished Raleigh by sending him to the Tower.
But with respect to citizens there is a doubt remaining, whether those only are truly so who are allowed to share in the government, or whether the mechanics also are to be considered as such?