Dictionary definition for: Allow
1. (v) make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; "This permits the water to rush in" "This sealed door won''t allow the water come into the basement" "This will permit the rain to run off"
5. (v) make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain; "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
10. (v) allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting; "We don''t allow dogs here" "Children are not permitted beyond this point" "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital"
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