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Definition of Allow


  1. To praise; to approve of; hence, to sanction.
  2. To like; to be suited or pleased with.
  3. To sanction; to invest; to intrust.
  4. To grant, give, admit, accord, afford, or yield; to let one have; as, to allow a servant his liberty; to allow a free passage; to allow one day for rest.
  5. To own or acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion; as, to allow a right; to allow a claim; to allow the truth of a proposition.
  6. To grant (something) as a deduction or an addition; esp. to abate or deduct; as, to allow a sum for leakage.
  7. To grant license to; to permit; to consent to; as, to allow a son to be absent.
  8. To admit; to concede; to make allowance or abatement.

Allow Quotations

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
Octavia Butler

We have a choice about how we take what happens to us in our life and whether or not we allow it to turn us. We can become consumed by hate and darkness, or we're able to regain our humanity somehow, or come to terms with things and learn something about ourselves.
Angelina Jolie

You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.
Paulo Coelho

We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us. - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don't allow our bodies to heal, and we don't allow our minds and hearts to heal.
Thich Nhat Hanh
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Allow Translations

allow in Afrikaans is laat
allow in Dutch is laten, laten begaan, laten schieten
allow in French is laisser, permettre
allow in Latin is concedo, praebeo, fateor, exhibeo exibeo, sino
allow in Portuguese is reserve
allow in Spanish is caber, permitir
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