So you have to ask, how in the world did he allow himself to get into such a money mess?
We do ourselves an injustice if we allow someone else to define King only in his or her image.
I watch it and I think I would never go on there or allow her to do it again.
By giving brief but meaningful homework, teachers can allow enjoyment to replace efficiency as a guiding value for students.
For their parts, Graham and McCain said they voted against cloture to allow their colleagues more time to examine Hagel's record.
She did not allow him to finish; she said hastily that she must witness the contest.
"But they will not allow themselves to be picked up," I answered.
Mr. Erle, if you will allow me, I should like to take the child home.
I can never speak of him, or allow Hester and Maria to speak of him to me; for they will blame him.
I shall not allow my liberty to be taken away, or restricted, by you.
early 14c., allouen, "to commend, praise; approve of, be pleased with; appreciate the value of;" also, "take into account or give credit for," also, in law and philosophy, "recognize, admit as valid" (a privilege, an excuse, a statement, etc.). From late 14c. as "sanction or permit; condone;" in business use from early 15c.
The Middle English word is from Anglo-French alouer, Old French aloer, alloiier (13c.) "allot, apportion, bestow, assign," from Latin allocare (see allocate). This word in Old French was confused and ultimately merged with aloer; alloer "to praise, commend," from Latin allaudare, adlaudare, compound of ad- "to" (see ad-) + laudare "to praise" (see laud). From the first word came the sense preserved in allowance as "money granted;" from the second came its meaning "permission based on approval."
Between the two primary significations there naturally arose a variety of uses blending them in the general idea of assign with approval, grant, concede a thing claimed or urged, admit a thing offered, permit, etc., etc. [OED].Related: Allowed; allowing.