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Synonyms for allowəˈlaʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. let, allow, permit(verb)

    make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen

    Synonyms:
    rent, admit, have, grant, set aside, appropriate, let, tolerate, give up, reserve, get, countenance, permit, provide, leave, allow, take into account, lease, allow for, earmark

    Antonyms:
    disallow, nix, refuse, deny, proscribe, prohibit, veto, forbid, interdict

  2. permit, allow, let, countenance(verb)

    consent to, give permission

    Synonyms:
    rent, admit, have, grant, set aside, appropriate, let, give up, reserve, tolerate, countenance, permit, provide, get, leave, allow, take into account, lease, allow for, earmark

    Antonyms:
    proscribe, refuse, interdict, deny, nix, disallow, veto, forbid, prohibit

  3. allow, grant(verb)

    let have

    Synonyms:
    admit, grant, set aside, accord, appropriate, deed over, give, yield, let, cede, award, give up, reserve, tolerate, countenance, permit, concede, provide, allot, leave, allow, take into account, allow for, earmark

    Antonyms:
    refuse, deny, proscribe, nix, interdict, forbid, disallow, prohibit, veto

  4. allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve(verb)

    give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause

    Synonyms:
    admit, grant, set aside, capture, appropriate, suspend, hold, let, book, give up, reserve, tolerate, countenance, permit, provide, leave, allow, conquer, take into account, seize, allow for, earmark

    Antonyms:
    refuse, deny, prohibit, veto, proscribe, nix, forbid, disallow, interdict

  5. leave, allow for, allow, provide(verb)

    make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain

    Synonyms:
    let, go out, earmark, tolerate, go away, impart, cater, pass on, allow, give, lead, go forth, result, furnish, admit, countenance, pull up stakes, offer, will, bequeath, reserve, put up, take into account, leave behind, give up, grant, leave alone, forget, set aside, get out, supply, render, provide, depart, allow for, leave, appropriate, exit, bring home the bacon, entrust, permit, ply

    Antonyms:
    prohibit, disallow, proscribe, refuse, deny, forbid, interdict, nix, veto

  6. allow, take into account(verb)

    allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something

    Synonyms:
    permit, allow, give up, admit, provide, countenance, allow for, tolerate, let, grant, set aside, appropriate, earmark, reserve, leave, take into account

    Antonyms:
    forbid, veto, interdict, proscribe, disallow, prohibit, deny, refuse, nix

  7. admit, allow(verb)

    afford possibility

    Synonyms:
    admit, provide, grant, set aside, intromit, earmark, let in, appropriate, take on, hold, let, allow for, include, give up, take into account, reserve, tolerate, countenance, permit, take, leave, allow, accept, accommodate, acknowledge, allow in

    Antonyms:
    veto, interdict, proscribe, prohibit, nix, forbid, disallow, deny, refuse

  8. give up, allow(verb)

    allow the other (baseball) team to score

    Synonyms:
    let, spare, allow, earmark, abandon, forfeit, vacate, release, give up, resign, forgo, kick, throw in, admit, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, lay off, waive, throw overboard, reserve, take into account, dispense with, cede, grant, countenance, stop, set aside, relinquish, throw in the towel, deliver, allow for, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, leave, discontinue, appropriate, drop out, free, provide, drop by the wayside, permit, tolerate, forego, quit

    Antonyms:
    interdict, deny, proscribe, nix, refuse, disallow, veto, forbid, prohibit

  9. allow(verb)

    grant as a discount or in exchange

    Synonyms:
    permit, give up, admit, provide, countenance, allow for, tolerate, let, grant, set aside, appropriate, earmark, reserve, leave, take into account

    Antonyms:
    prohibit, forbid, veto, refuse, deny, disallow, nix, proscribe, interdict

  10. allow, permit, tolerate(verb)

    allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting

    Synonyms:
    admit, put up, grant, set aside, stand, appropriate, abide, support, let, digest, suffer, brook, bear, give up, stick out, reserve, tolerate, countenance, permit, provide, endure, leave, allow, stomach, take into account, allow for, earmark

    Antonyms:
    nix, interdict, deny, disallow, refuse, prohibit, forbid, proscribe, veto

Wiktionary

  1. allow(verb)

    Synonyms:
    suffer, tolerate, assign, admit, permit, concede, let, bestow, allot

  2. allow(verb)

    To grant, give, admit, accord, afford, or yield; to let one have.

    Synonyms:
    let, bestow, admit, concede, suffer, permit, assign, allot, tolerate

  3. allow(verb)

    To acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion.

    Synonyms:
    assign, tolerate, let, permit, admit, bestow, suffer, allot, concede

  4. allow(verb)

    To grant (something) as a deduction or an addition; especially to abate or deduct;

    Synonyms:
    allot, let, admit, permit, assign, suffer, tolerate, concede, bestow

  5. allow(verb)

    To grant license to; to permit; to consent to.

    Synonyms:
    concede, let, admit, permit, bestow, assign, suffer, allot, tolerate

  6. allow(verb)

    To not bar or obstruct.

    Synonyms:
    permit, concede, bestow, allot, suffer, tolerate, let, assign, admit

  7. allow(verb)

    To acknowledge or concede.

    Synonyms:
    allot, let, concede, permit, bestow, assign, admit, tolerate, suffer

  8. allow(verb)

    To take into account by making an allowance.

    Synonyms:
    allot, admit, tolerate, let, permit, concede, assign, bestow, suffer

  9. allow(verb)

    To render physically possible

    Synonyms:
    concede, allot, suffer, bestow, assign, let, permit, tolerate, admit

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. allow

    We allow that which we do not attempt to hinder; we permit that to which we give some express authorization. When this is given verbally it is called permission; when in writing it is commonly called a permit. There are establishments that any one will be allowed to visit without challenge or hindrance; there are others that no one is allowed to visit without a permit from the manager; there are others to which visitors are admitted at specified times, without a formal permit. We allow a child's innocent intrusion; we concede a right; grant a request; consent to a sale of property; permit an inspection of accounts; sanction a marriage; tolerate the rudeness of a well-meaning servant; submit to a surgical operation; yield to a demand or necessity against our wish or will, or yield something under compulsion; as, the sheriff yielded the keys at the muzzle of a revolver, and allowed the mob to enter. Suffer, in the sense of mild concession, is now becoming rare, its place being taken by allow, permit, or tolerate. Compare PERMISSION.

    See also synonyms for PROHIBIT.

    Synonyms:
    admit, concede, consent to, grant, let, permit, sanction, suffer, tolerate, yield

    Antonyms:
    deny, disallow, disapprove, forbid, protest, refuse, reject, resist, withstand

    Preposition:
    To allow of (in best recent usage, simply to allow) such an action; allow one in such a course; allow for spending-money.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. allow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    admit, acknowledge, confess, own, concede, take for granted

  2. allow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    permit, let, authorize, grant leave to, give permission to

  3. allow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    suffer, tolerate, endure, bear, put up with, bear with

  4. allow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    grant, give, yield, relinquish, spare

  5. allow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    approve, sanction, justify

  6. allow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    remit, abate, bate, deduct

  7. allow(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    make allowance or provision


Translations for allow

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • أذن, سمح ب, سمحArabic
  • дазволіць, дазваляцьBelarusian
  • признавам, позволявам, допускам, давам, разрешавамBulgarian
  • deixarCatalan, Valencian
  • dovolit, povolitCzech
  • tillade, acceptereDanish
  • akzeptieren, erlauben, zulassen, einberechnenGerman
  • παρέχω, παραδέχομαι, αφήνω, παραχωρώ, χορηγώ, επιτρέπω, αναγνωρίζωGreek
  • permitir, dejar, concederSpanish
  • lubamaEstonian
  • varata, hyväksyä, varautua, sallia, myöntää, antaa lupa, tehdä varaus, antaa alennusFinnish
  • laisser, accorder, permettreFrench
  • lig, leomh, ceadaigh, lamháilIrish
  • leig leScottish Gaelic
  • deixarGalician
  • pèmètHaitian Creole
  • enged, elfogad, hagy, megenged, engedélyezHungarian
  • grantarIdo
  • permettere, lasciare, concedereItalian
  • 許すJapanese
  • អនុញ្ញាតKhmer
  • 허락Korean
  • patior, permitto, immitto, praetermittoLatin
  • ļautLatvian
  • дозволуваMacedonian
  • membenarkanMalay
  • laten doenDutch
  • pozwolić, przyznać, wziąć pod uwagęPolish
  • aceitar, considerar, permitir, deixarPortuguese
  • lăsa, acorda, permite, îngădui, admiteRomanian
  • учесть, позволить, разрешать, позволять, разрешить, [[принимать]] [[в, [[принять]] [[в, учитывать, допускать, допустить, признавать, признатьRussian
  • lassare, lassaiSardinian
  • дозволити, dozvolitiSerbo-Croatian
  • dovoliť, povoliťSlovak
  • dovolitiSlovene
  • idhinishaSwahili
  • дозволити, дозволятиUkrainian
  • leyî, laireWalloon

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