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Another word for allow

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Verb
  1. To neither forbid nor prevent

    See also:

    allow

  2. To give one's consent to

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    allow

  3. To afford an opportunity for

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    allow

  4. To set aside or distribute as a share

    See also:

    collect

  5. To recognize, often reluctantly, the reality or truth of

    See also:

    knowledge

    affirm

Another word for allow

Synonym Study

  • Suffer , now somewhat rare in this sense, is closely synonymous with allow and may connote passive consent or reluctant tolerance
  • Let may imply positive consent but more often stresses the offering of no opposition or resistance, sometimes connoting negligence, lack of power, etc. don't let this happen again
  • Allow and permit imply power or authority to give or deny consent, allow connoting a refraining from the enforcement of usual requirements honor students were allowed to miss the examinations, and permit more positively suggesting formal consent or authorization she was permitted to talk to the prisoner