Make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen:
— This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement.
Consent to, give permission:
— I cannot allow you to see your exam.
— Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison.
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Dutch: laten doen
Give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause.
Make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain:
— The evidence allows only one conclusion.
— Allow for mistakes.
Allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something:
— I allow for this possibility.
synonym: take into account.
Dutch: rekening houden, verdisconteren, verwerken
— This short story allows of several different interpretations.
Allow the other (baseball) team to score.
synonym: give up.
Grant as a discount or in exchange.
Allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting:
— We don't allow dogs here.
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