(verb.) allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something; 'I allow for this possibility'; 'The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash'.

(verb.) give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause; 'I will earmark this money for your research'; 'She sets aside time for meditation every day' .

(verb.) 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'.

(verb.) let have; 'grant permission'; 'Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison'.

(verb.) grant as a discount or in exchange; 'The camera store owner allowed me $50 on my old camera'.

布兰卡德录入--From WordNet


(v. t.) To praise; to approve of; hence, to sanction.

(v. t.) To like; to be suited or pleased with.

(v. t.) To sanction; to invest; to intrust.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) To grant (something) as a deduction or an addition; esp. to abate or deduct; as, to allow a sum for leakage.

(v. t.) To grant license to; to permit; to consent to; as, to allow a son to be absent.

(v. i.) To admit; to concede; to make allowance or abatement.



v. a. [1]. Admit, acknowledge, confess, own, concede, take for granted.[2]. Permit, let, authorize, grant leave to, give permission to.[3]. Suffer, tolerate, endure, bear, put up with, bear with.[4]. Grant, give, yield, relinquish, spare.[5]. Approve, sanction, justify.[6]. Remit, abate, bate, deduct.

v. n. Make allowance or provision.



SYN:Concede, apportion, allot, assign, afford, tolerate, authorize, grant, remit,recognize, acknowledge, avow, confess, admit, permit, suffer, sanction, yield

ANT:Withhold, withdraw, resume, refuse, deny, disallow, repudiate, protest,Withstand, resist, disapprove, reject



v.t. to grant: to permit: to acknowledge: to abate: make allowance for: (obs.) invest entrust: assert say (coll. in U.S.).—adj. Allow′able that may be allowed: not forbidden: lawful.—n. Allow′ableness.—adv. Allow′ably.—n. Allow′ance that which is allowed: a limited portion of anything: a stated quantity—of money &c. to meet expenses: abatement: approbation: permission.—v.t. to put any one upon an allowance: to supply anything in limited quantities.—To make allowance for to take excusing circumstances into account.





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