• Pronunciation of allow: AH0 L AW1 (ə'laʊ)

  • Number of syllables of allow: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of allow

  • Definition of allow

    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): let have; "grant permission"; "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison"  
    • (v): grant as a discount or in exchange; "The camera store owner allowed me $50 on my old camera"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): allow the other (baseball) team to score; "give up a run"  
    • (v): 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  
    • (v): afford possibility; "This problem admits of no solution"; "This short story allows of several different interpretations"  
  • Examples of allow

    • They allow careful control of the belay rope.  
    • They have extra maxillary teeth to allow proper mastication of plant material.  
    • Allow me to disabuse you of that notion.  
    • The device would allow for a seamless integration.  
    • They did not allow the organization burgeon.  
    • So at the least let us allow ourselves to be more dignified than the animals.  
    • Allow your gumption to build up.  
    • I'll allow the question gestate for a while.  
    • To allow the chattering classes to keep chattering  
    • People should allow them to follow contumacy.  

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