Allow Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Allow

To grant consent or leave to (someone); authorize:
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(Intransitive) To consider or show to be worthy of approbation or acceptance.
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To cause or allow to get by an obstacle, obstruction, etc.
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To give (what is requested, as permission, etc.); assent to; agree to fulfill
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To consent or comply passively or without protest:
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To permit an action
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To support, to back, to give one's approval to, especially officially or by signature.
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To declare to be in need of psychiatric treatment or confinement.
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Let is defined as to allow, to give the use of or leave someone or something.
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To grant as by favour; to bestow in concession, or in compliance with a wish or request.
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To bear, or put up with (someone or something not especially liked)
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Enable is defined as to make something possible.
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To bear up under; endure
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To permit an action
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To admit to be true or as stated; confess
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To permit an action
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To permit an action
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To comply with the wishes or ideas of (another) in order to keep that person satisfied or unaware of criticism; indulge:
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(--- Informal) To get the better of, especially by trickery or deception:
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To permit an action
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(Telephony) (of a call) To hang up.
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To permit an action
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To do a service or favor for:
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(Idiomatic) to tolerate, suffer through, or allow, especially something annoying
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(Idiomatic) to comply with something, even if reluctantly; to accept or tolerate.
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OK is defined as to approve.
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To let stay or cause to be in a certain condition
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To permit an action
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Of, or having the nature of, a stipend
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Compensation for services that do not have a predetermined value.
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(Usually with “out”) To dispense, measure (out), allot (especially punishment, reward etc.).
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To distribute by lot or in arbitrary shares; apportion
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Permission is defined as giving consent or authority or allowing someone to do something.
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(Archaic) To grant some particular right or exemption to; to invest with a peculiar right or immunity; to authorize; as, to privilege representatives from arrest.
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To permit an action
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To permit an action
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To sanction is for a recognized authority to give approval to something.
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To permit an action
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The definition of favor is to show preferential treatment and to act like you like someone better than others.
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To permit an action
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To justify; to give grounds for.
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To acknowledge the legal standing of (a government, state, etc.) by some formal action, as by entering into diplomatic relations
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To include in an estimate
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Able to be done without; able to be expended; easily replaced.
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Allowance means a given advantage.
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(R.C.Ch.) A partial or complete remission, under conditions specified by the Church, of divine temporal punishment that may otherwise still be due for sin committed but forgiven
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To condescend is to talk to someone in a way that makes it clear you believe that you are better and smarter.
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To give assent, as to the proposal of another; agree:
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To acknowledge or claim (oneself) to be
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(Idiomatic) To consider or regard; to include (as in an estimate or plan) or pay attention to; to notice; to allow for.
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To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, in exclusion of all others; with to or for.
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To keep back; to retain.
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To give way to argument, persuasion, influence, or entreaty.
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To give birth to
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(Dated, law) To grant as suitable or proper; to concede or award.
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To grant a military commission to.
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To give power or authority to; empower; commission
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To give permission, power, or the legal right to do something.
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To put up with; tolerate:
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To permit an action
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To permit an action
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To endure a difficult or disagreeable situation with good humour.
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To become aware of (a subject, person) through second-hand knowledge, or not through personal experience.
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To permit an action
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To permit an action
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To permit an action
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To permit an action
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To permit an action
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To acknowledge or admit (defeat).
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To furnish the means of support
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To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding.
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To include in an estimate
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To include in an estimate
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To include in an estimate
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To sanction officially; authorize.
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To permit an action
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To take away (a part from a whole)
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To take away a desirable part:
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(US) Acting with confidence.
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Being in compliance with the law; lawful:
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(Of a person) having been issued with a licence (by the required authority)
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Not forbidden by formal or informal rules.
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Gain from employment or position; payment received for work; salary, wages, fees, etc.
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The amount of use, service, or benefit one gets or can get from something
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A daily allowable limit for expendables
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Something regarded or claimed as an exclusive right by virtue of one's social position or rank:
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Compensation or damages, esp. for injury to the feelings
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A fixed payment, generally small and occurring at regular intervals; a modest allowance
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That which furnishes support to animal life; means of support; provisions, or that which produces provisions; livelihood; as, a meager subsistence.
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To be able to hold (something applied or inserted):
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(May take two objects) To estimate or predict (a duration or probability) for (something).
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(Gaming, slang) To defeat, dominate, or be above, also spelled pwn.
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Fess up is defined as to confess to something, take responsibility for something or tell the truth about something.
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To give credit to:
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To permit an action
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To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain.
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To include in an estimate
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(Uncountable) Permission.
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Characterized by freedom of personal behavior or a disregard of traditional social mores.
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(Uncountable) The ability of the body to accept a tissue graft without rejection. [from 20th c.]
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To show consideration for:
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To postpone the induction of (one eligible for the military draft).
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Deign is defined as to lower one's self to do or say something, and to do so with a high sense of one's own superiority.
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To pay or receive the present value of (a bill of exchange, promissory note, etc.), minus a deduction to cover interest for the purchaser
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Endure is defined as to put up with or to undergo.
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(Rare) To set free; invest with a franchise or privilege; enfranchise.
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(Intransitive) To rise to one’s feet; to stand up.
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To imagine; to believe; to receive as true.
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To give out as a task; allot
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(Dated) To allot; to sort; to apportion.
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To set aside or distribute as a share
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(By extension) To specify or set aside for a particular purpose.
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To take into account when making plans.
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To entitle is defined as to give someone legal rights, a legal claim or official permission.
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The act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization.
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Antonyms for Allow

To prevent; preclude:
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To keep from departing or getting away:
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To refuse to give or grant something to someone
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To command to stay away from; exclude or bar from
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To resist or endure (something) successfully.
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To decline to accept or submit to (a command, etc.); decline to undergo
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To refuse to accept, submit to, believe, or make use of:
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To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation; to appeal to.
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To have or express an unfavorable opinion of; consider (something) wrong; condemn
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Resist is defined as to fend off, oppose or work against.
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To raise:
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Words Related to Allow

The definition of allow means to permit or to give permission.
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To allow to enter a hospital or similar facility for treatment.
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To call for and obtain payment of:
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To declare support for or belief in:
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(Obsolete) To confess as true; to acknowledge. [13th-17th c.]
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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
Find another word for allow. In this page you can discover 159 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for allow, like: permit, approve, pass, grant, acquiesce, approve of, give permission, endorse, certify, let and prohibit.