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General dictionaries General (32 matching dictionaries)
  1. allow: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. allow: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. allow: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. allow: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. allow: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. allow: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Allow, allow: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. allow: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. Allow: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. allow: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. allow: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. allow: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. allow: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. allow: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. allow: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. allow: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. allow: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  18. Allow: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. allow: Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs [home, info]
  20. Allow: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  21. allow: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  22. allow: Rhymezone [home, info]
  23. allow: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  24. allow: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  25. allow: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  26. allow: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  27. allow: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  28. allow: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  29. allow: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  30. allow: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. ALLOW: Shakespeare Glossary [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. allow: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  2. allow: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. allow: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. allow: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. allow (it): English slang and colloquialisms used in the United Kingdom [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (allow)

verb:  let have ("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")
verb:  allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something ("I allow for this possibility")
verb:  give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause
verb:  allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting ("We don't allow dogs here")
verb:  make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen ("This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement")
verb:  allow the other (baseball) team to score
verb:  afford possibility ("This short story allows of several different interpretations")
verb:  consent to, give permission ("I cannot allow you to see your exam")
verb:  make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain ("The evidence allows only one conclusion")

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Phrases that include allow:   to allow of, to allow, allow as a discount, allow as how, allow credit, more...

Words similar to allow:   let, permit, admit, allowed, allowing, appropriate, countenance, earmark, grant, leave, reserve, allow for, brook, give up, provide for, set aside, take into account, more...


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