Allow

Definition of Allow

Al`low´
v. t.1.To praise; to approve of; hence, to sanction.
[imp. & p. p. Allowed ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Allowing.]
Ye allow the deeds of your fathers.
- Luke xi. 48.
We commend his pains, condemn his pride, allow his life, approve his learning.
- Fuller.
2.To like; to be suited or pleased with.
How allow you the model of these clothes?
- Massinger.
3.To sanction; to invest; to intrust.
Thou shalt be . . . allowed with absolute power.
- Shak.
4.To grant, give, admit, accord, afford, or yield; to let one have; as, to allow a servant his liberty; to allow a free passage; to allow one day for rest.
He was allowed about three hundred pounds a year.
- Macaulay.
5.To own or acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion; as, to allow a right; to allow a claim; to allow the truth of a proposition.
I allow, with Mrs. Grundy and most moralists, that Miss Newcome's conduct . . . was highly reprehensible.
- Thackeray.
6.To grant (something) as a deduction or an addition; esp. to abate or deduct; as, to allow a sum for leakage.
7.To grant license to; to permit; to consent to; as, to allow a son to be absent.
v. i.1.To admit; to concede; to make allowance or abatement.
Allowing still for the different ways of making it.
- Addison.
To allow of
to permit; to admit.
- Shak.

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