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

synonyms for allows

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

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  • deny
  • disagree
  • disavow
  • disown
  • dispute
  • dissent
  • reject
  • repudiate
  • disallow
  • disapprove
  • forbid
  • hold
  • keep
  • prohibit
  • protest
  • refuse
  • resist
  • withstand
  • keep
  • hold
  • repel
  • disagree
  • oppose
  • withstand
  • resist
  • prohibit
  • forbid
  • prevent
  • protest
  • dissent
  • withhold
  • veto
  • refuse
  • disapprove
  • disallow
  • reject
  • deny
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How to use allows in a sentence

For a "cold collation on the occasion of the audit" our Council always allows 10.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
Is there any earthly father who would allow his children to suffer as God allows Man to suffer?
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
But in the great famines, as in India and Russia, God allows millions to die of starvation.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
At sea he allows her to wear an easy negligé, but in port she must appear in full dress.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
This increased pressure above the balls allows them to return to their original position, under the influence of gravity.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
Mr. Conyers, the vicar, allows your husband eighty pounds a year for his ministerial services.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
The religion of the Chinese allows them to have a number of wives, but in this respect they are far behind the Mahomedans.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
But that "blindness to the future kindly given," allows them a few hours of sad enjoyment.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
It's a legal thing that allows railroads to take land necessary to its operation—paying for it, of course.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
The young scholar always allows himself a number of libertine sonnets, and we avow it is particularly disagreeable to us.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
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