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Another word for allow

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Verb
  1. To neither forbid nor prevent

      1. To refrain from interfering with or prohibiting (something undesirable or outside one's own practice or beliefs); allow or permit:
      2. To recognize and respect (the rights, beliefs, or practices of others).
      3. To accept or be patient regarding (something unpleasant or undesirable); endure:
      1. To feel pain or distress; sustain injury or harm:
      2. To have a specified shortcoming or weakness:
      3. To sustain a loss, setback, or decline in effectiveness; become worse:
      1. To allow the doing of (something); consent to:
      2. To grant consent or leave to (someone); authorize:
      3. To afford opportunity or possibility for:
      1. To give permission or opportunity to; allow:
      2. To cause to; make:
      3. Used as an auxiliary in the imperative to express a command, request, or proposal:
      1. To be in possession of:
      2. To possess as a characteristic, quality, or function:
      3. To possess or contain as a constituent part:
    See also:

    allow

  2. To give one's consent to

      1. Satisfactory or agreeable; acceptable:
      2. Correct:
      3. Barely satisfactory; mediocre:
      1. Authoritative permission or approval that makes a course of action valid.
      2. Support or encouragement, as from public opinion or established custom.
      3. A consideration, influence, or principle that dictates an ethical choice.
      1. To allow the doing of (something); consent to:
      2. To grant consent or leave to (someone); authorize:
      3. To afford opportunity or possibility for:
      1. To give permission or opportunity to; allow:
      2. To cause to; make:
      3. Used as an auxiliary in the imperative to express a command, request, or proposal:
      1. To express approval of or give support to, especially by public statement; sanction:
      2. To recommend (a product), often in exchange for payment, as in an advertisement.
      3. To write one's signature on the back of (a check) to obtain the amount payable or to make the amount payable available to a third party or to the bearer.
      1. To give assent, as to the proposal of another; agree:
      2. To be of the same mind or opinion.
      3. Acceptance or approval of what is planned or done by another; acquiescence.
      1. To grant authority or power to.
      2. To give permission for (something); sanction:
      1. To consent to officially or formally; confirm or sanction:
      2. To consider right or good:
      3. To prove or attest.
      1. To sanction officially; authorize.
    See also:

    allow

  3. To afford an opportunity for

      1. To allow the doing of (something); consent to:
      2. To grant consent or leave to (someone); authorize:
      3. To afford opportunity or possibility for:
      1. To give permission or opportunity to; allow:
      2. To cause to; make:
      3. Used as an auxiliary in the imperative to express a command, request, or proposal:
      1. To grant to be real, valid, or true; acknowledge or concede:
      2. To disclose or confess (guilt or an error, for example).
      3. To afford opportunity for; permit:
    See also:

    allow

  4. To set aside or distribute as a share

    See also:

    collect

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

Another word for allow

Verb
  1. To permit an action

  2. To grant a request or assertion

      1. To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
      2. To bear or hold up (an amount of weight):
      3. To keep from weakening or failing; give confidence or comfort to:
      1. To admit the existence or truth of:
      2. To express recognition of; make notice of:
      3. To express gratitude or appreciation for or to:
      1. To acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true, just, or proper; admit:
      2. To acknowledge or admit (defeat).
      3. To acknowledge defeat in:
      1. To know to be something that has been perceived before:
      2. To know or identify from past experience or knowledge:
      3. To perceive or show acceptance of the validity or reality of:
    See also:

    admit

  3. To include in an estimate

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