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See definition of allow on Dictionary.com
  • verbadmit; acknowledge
  • verbpermit an action
  • verbset aside

synonyms for allow

  • grant
  • acquiesce
  • avow
  • concede
  • confess
  • own
  • let on
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antonyms for allow

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  • deny
  • disagree
  • disavow
  • disown
  • dispute
  • dissent
  • reject
  • repudiate
  • disallow
  • disapprove
  • forbid
  • hold
  • keep
  • prohibit
  • protest
  • refuse
  • resist
  • withstand
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Allow and permit are often interchangeable as terms that imply granting or conceding the right of someone to do something, but permit is the more positive of the two. Allow implies complete absence of an attempt, or even an intent, to hinder. Permit suggests formal or implied assent or authorization. Let is the familiar, conversational term for both allow and permit.

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How to use allow in a sentence

At the beginning of the pandemic, the FDA took the unprecedented step of allowing companies like Legere’s to distribute antibody tests that were not authorized by the agency.
THE COVID-19 CHARMER: HOW A SELF-DESCRIBED FELON CONVINCED ELECTED OFFICIALS TO TRY TO HELP HIM PROFIT FROM THE PANDEMICBY VIANNA DAVILA, JEREMY SCHWARTZ AND LEXI CHURCHILLSEPTEMBER 25, 2020PROPUBLICA
The environmental group has also called on the administration to tighten the 2019 regulations on surface expressions, which explicitly allowed steam fracking.
GOV. GAVIN NEWSOM SAYS CALIFORNIA IS CRACKING DOWN ON OIL SPILLS. BUT OUR REPORTING SHOWS MANY ARE STILL FLOWING.BY JANET WILSON, THE DESERT SUNSEPTEMBER 24, 2020PROPUBLICA
Memphis Rox also offers a pay-what-you-can cost structure that allows participants to offset normal gym fees with volunteer hours at the gym or a local charity.
HOW OUTDOOR COMPANIES CAN BACK UP THEIR DEI PLEDGESKAI LIGHTNERSEPTEMBER 23, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
For the more ambitious, backpacking in the dunes and nearby mountains is also allowed—but by permit only.
I TRIED TO CLIMB THE LARGEST SAND DUNE IN NORTH AMERICAEMILY PENNINGTONSEPTEMBER 22, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
As one former employee put it, “they were HUGE cash cows” that allowed the network to lower costs paid to outside companies.
HE WANTED TO FIX RURAL AMERICA’S BROKEN NURSING HOMES. NOW, TAXPAYERS MAY BE ON THE HOOK FOR $76 MILLION.BY MAX BLAU FOR GEORGIA HEALTH NEWSSEPTEMBER 22, 2020PROPUBLICA
You can also share your MapMyRun logs with friends, allowing you to see, comment, and like each other’s workouts.
HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE FALL RUNNING SEASONOUTSIDE EDITORSSEPTEMBER 21, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
For example, some people may be worried that a mask may not allow for a free flow of oxygen into their lungs, even though such concerns may not be valid.
PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY AGREE – YELLING AT PEOPLE WHO AREN’T WEARING MASKS WON’T WORKLGBTQ-EDITORSEPTEMBER 21, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
“My mom allowed him right back into the house and then she had two kids with him,” she said.
HER STEPFATHER ADMITTED TO SEXUALLY ABUSING HER. THAT WASN’T ENOUGH TO KEEP HER SAFE.BY NADIA SUSSMANSEPTEMBER 18, 2020PROPUBLICA
For example, over stiff opposition from environmentalists, state officials explicitly allowed high-pressure “steam fracking,” a controversial extraction technique that has been linked to surface expressions.
OIL COMPANIES ARE PROFITING FROM ILLEGAL SPILLS. AND CALIFORNIA LETS THEM.BY JANET WILSON, THE DESERT SUN, AND LYLLA YOUNES, PROPUBLICASEPTEMBER 18, 2020PROPUBLICA
The service has reduced employee contact with the public by eliminating a rule that customers must sign mobile devices for deliveries, and it has updated its leave policy to allow workers to take extra time off for illness and child care.
POORLY PROTECTED POSTAL WORKERS ARE CATCHING COVID-19 BY THE THOUSANDS. IT’S ONE MORE THREAT TO VOTING BY MAIL.BY MARYAM JAMEEL AND RYAN MCCARTHYSEPTEMBER 18, 2020PROPUBLICA
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