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  • allow */*/*/ — UK [əˈlaʊ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms allow : present tense I/you/we/they allow he/she/it allows present participle allowing past tense allowed past participle allowed 1) to give someone permission to do or have something I m sorry, sir,… …   English dictionary

  • allow — v. 1) (A; usu. without the preposition) ( to permit ) he allowed himself no meat 2) (d; intr.) ( to provide ) to allow for (we allowed for the difference in age; you must allow for shrinkage) 3) (D; tr.) ( to give ) to allow for (they allowed an… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • allow — al‧low [əˈlaʊ] verb [transitive] 1. ACCOUNTING when the tax authorities allow an amount, cost, or expense, they permit it not to be counted as part of income or profits: • You re allowed a certain amount a year in personal allowances, before you… …   Financial and business terms

  • Allowed — Allow Al*low , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Allowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Allowing}.] [OE. alouen, OF. alouer, aloer, aluer, F. allouer, fr. LL. allocare to admit as proved, to place, use; confused with OF. aloer, fr. L. allaudare to extol; ad + laudare to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allow — 1. This verb matches admit in having a wide range of common uses, transitive and intransitive, with that clauses, and with an infinitive complement. For several centuries it has alternated in many meanings with the phrasal verb allow of; some of… …   Modern English usage

  • Allow — Al*low , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Allowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Allowing}.] [OE. alouen, OF. alouer, aloer, aluer, F. allouer, fr. LL. allocare to admit as proved, to place, use; confused with OF. aloer, fr. L. allaudare to extol; ad + laudare to praise …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allow - permit - let — Allow, permit, and let are all used to say that someone is given permission to do something, or is not prevented from doing something. Permit is a formal word. ◊ allow and permit Allow and permit …   Useful english dictionary

  • allow — [ə lou′] vt. [ME alowen < OFr alouer < ML allocare, ALLOCATE; assoc. with OFr alouer < L allaudare, to extol < ad , to + laudare, to praise] 1. to let do, happen, etc.; permit; let [we weren t allowed to go] 2. to let have [she… …   English World dictionary

  • allow — al·low /ə lau̇/ vt: to give approval of or permission for: as a: to grant fulfillment of allow ed her petition for relief b: to decide in favor of allow a deduction on a tax return c: to permit to be presented …   Law dictionary

  • allow — (v.) early 14c., to commend or praise; late 14c., recognize or admit (a privilege, excuse, etc.) as valid; sanction, permit; early 15c., take into account or give credit for (of business matters), from Anglo Fr. alouer, O.Fr. aloer (13c.) allot,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • allowed — (adj.) late 14c., praised; mid 15c., assigned as a due share; late 15c., permitted, pp. adjective from ALLOW (Cf. allow) …   Etymology dictionary

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