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Synonyms for allow

Synonyms for (verb) allow

Synonyms: allow, take into account Definition: allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something Usage: I allow for this possibility; The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash

Similar words: reckon, calculate, count on, forecast, figure, estimate Definition: judge to be probable

Synonyms: reserve, earmark, set aside, allow, appropriate Definition: give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause Usage: I will earmark this money for your research; She sets aside time for meditation every day

Similar words: assign, allot, portion Definition: give out Usage: We were assigned new uniforms

Synonyms: let, countenance, permit, allow Definition: consent to, give permission Usage: 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

Similar words: consent, accept, go for Definition: give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to Usage: I cannot accept your invitation; I go for this resolution

Synonyms: allow, tolerate, permit Definition: allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting Usage: We don't allow dogs here; Children are not permitted beyond this point; We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital

Similar words: let, countenance, permit, allow Definition: consent to, give permission Usage: 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

Synonyms: allow, grant Definition: let have Usage: grant permission; Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison

Similar words: give Definition: transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody Usage: I gave her my money; can you give me lessons?; She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care

Synonyms: allow Definition: grant as a discount or in exchange Usage: The camera store owner allowed me $50 on my old camera

Similar words: discount Definition: give a reduction in price on Usage: I never discount these books-they sell like hot cakes

Synonyms: allow, allow for, provide, leave Definition: make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain Usage: 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 for lots of leeway

Similar words: yield, afford, give Definition: be the cause or source of Usage: He gave me a lot of trouble; Our meeting afforded much interesting information