Leave room for, permit, as in We have enough chairs to allow for forty extra guests, or Our denomination allows for a large variety of beliefs. [Early 1700s] Also see make allowance.
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This week, Florida became the 36th state to allow same-sex marriage.
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
First, they allow Paul to siphon off attention from whichever potential candidate is making news.
There was no mistaking this for the gaudiness and gilt of made-for-TV awards shows.
By contrast, a gun will allow a pilot to attack hostile forces that are less than 300 feet from friendly ground forces.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This treacherous sort of calm, we thought, might forbode a storm, and we did not allow it to lull us into security.
I cannot believe that a good God would create or tolerate a Devil, nor that he would allow the Devil to tempt man.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
I allow we shan't never set eyes on ter her, Jos. I've got jest thet feelin' abaout it.
It would not do to allow his son to do anything that would upset his dignity, though he loved him very much indeed.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
I never see sech hosses; 'n' they're jest like kittens; they've ben drefful pets, I allow.