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

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

3. (v. t.) To sanction; to invest; to entrust.

4. (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.

5. (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.

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

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

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

OK abate accede accept accord account acknowledge acquiesce add adjudge adjudicate administer admit admit everything admit exceptions afford agree provisionally agree to allocate allot allow for apportion appropriate approve assent assent grudgingly assign authorize avow award bate be judicious bestow bestow on brook budget charge off come clean communicate concede confer confess consent consent to consider consider the circumstances consider the source cop a plea count countenance cut deal deal out deduct deem defer depreciate discount dish out dispense disregard dole dole out donate earmark endure entertain esteem exercise judgment express an opinion express general agreement extend fork out form an opinion gift gift with give give freely give leave give out give permission give the go-ahead give the word go along with grant hand out have heap help to hold impart issue judge kick back lavish leave let let have let on lift temporarily lot make allowance make allowance for make possible mete mete out not oppose offer okay open up out with it own own up permit pine plead guilty pour present presume proffer provide for put aside put up with rain rebate recognize reduce refund regard relax relax the condition release render sanction say the word serve set apart set aside shell out shower slip snow spill spill it spit it out stand stand for submit suffer suppose take a premium take account of take into account take into consideration take off tell all tell the truth tender think of tolerate vouchsafe waive warrant write off yield


Top of Page
Top of Page