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allow(Authorize), verb accredit, acknowledge, approve, certify, charter, commission, empower, enable, enfranchise, entitle, give, give authority, give leave, give permission, grant, grant permission, invest, legalize, legitimatize, license, permit, privilege, qualify, sanction, support, sustain, vouchsafe, warrant
Associated concepts: allow to bail, allowable debt, allowable loss, allowed by law, allowed claim
Foreign phrases: Est quiddam perfectius in rebus licitis.There is something more perfect in things permitted.
allow(Endure), verb abide, accede, accept, accord, acquiesce, afford, agree, approve, assent, be answerable, be indulgent of, bear, brook, carry on under, concede, countenance, forbear, permit, submit to, suffer, suffer to occur, sustain, take patiently, tolerate, undergo, yield
Foreign phrases: Tout es que la loi ne defend pas est perris.Everything which the law does not forbid is permitted.
See also: accept, acknowledge, agree, approve, assent, authorize, bear, bequeath, bestow, certify, comply, concede, concur, condone, consent, countenance, deign, dole, empower, enable, endow, endue, enfranchise, grant, indorse, let, loan, pass, permit, provide, qualify, rebate, receive, recognize, sanction, submit, supply, tolerate, vouchsafe, yield
TO ALLOW, practice. To approve; to grant; as to allow a writ of error, is to approve of it, to grant it. Vide Allocatur. To allow an amount is to admit or approve of it.