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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.

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But now, my dear, I trust you see the necessity of the thing, and you see that I have done the very best that circumstances would allow.
What do you allow a laboring woman who works on a farm?
This moment came, but although all other unmasked; the secret knight still refused to allow his features to be seen, till at last the Queen driven by curiosity, and vexed at the obstinate refusal; commanded him to open his Vizier.
His professional engagements did not allow of his being put off, but both father and daughter were disturbed by its happening so.
Her apprehensions once raised, paid by their excess for all her former security; and the servant who sat up with her, for she would not allow Mrs.
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.
My father," answered Scheherazade, "it is you who have to provide the Sultan daily with a fresh wife, and I implore you, by all the affection you bear me, to allow the honour to fall upon me.
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.
If they took him to the cemetery and laid him in a grave, he would allow himself to be covered with earth, and then, as it was night, the grave-diggers could scarcely have turned their backs before he would have worked his way through the yielding soil and escaped.
But she does help him on, as much as her nature will allow.
I conclude that your baggage is too heavy to allow you to pass through the gates of Paradise.
Lady Susan had received a line from him by that day's post, informing her that Miss Summers had absolutely refused to allow of Miss Vernon's continuance in her academy; we were therefore prepared for her arrival, and expected them impatiently the whole evening.