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