verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for allow
Origin of allow
OTHER WORDS FROM allowpre·al·low, verb (used with object)
Example sentences from the Web for allow
Its versatile ingredients allow you to use it on most of your body.The hottest gifts to buy for the friend who’s always cold|Sandra Gutierrez G.|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
Barrett probably was in the majority that allowed the execution to proceed, although some qualification is needed.Supreme Court continues capital punishment trend with Barrett on the bench|Robert Barnes|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Sharp made four appearances for the Marlins and allowed six earned runs on seven hits in 5⅓ innings.Nationals protect Steven Fuentes, Yasel Antuna and Joan Adon from Rule 5 draft|Jesse Dougherty|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The Terrapins attempted to return to practice all week, and even limited time on the field could have allowed the Terrapins to play Michigan State as scheduled on Saturday.Maryland football is ‘committed to getting back,’ but timeline for return is unclear|Emily Giambalvo|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
In 2018, Downing found a loophole on Facebook that allowed third parties to download member lists from closed groups using a Chrome extension.
Even then, most of us doubted he would show up and actually sign the papers allowing him to enter the 1992 New Hampshire primary.
No more allowing people to justify their bigotry by spouting a cherry-picked Bible verse.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And in either case, “the significant benefit from allowing Wi-Fi hotspots outweighs these concerns.”How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security|Kyle Chayka|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Allowing the protests to go on with little interference was always a high-stakes gamble.De Blasio and the New York City Protesters Have No Blood on Their Hands|Jacob Siegel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And then the Vatican newspaper: “Pope performs miracle allowing Fidel to walk on water.”The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The King arrived in Naples bent on maintaining his crown and on allowing no interference from the Emperor.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
He continued its sale, however, as a kingly monopoly, allowing only those to engage in it who paid him for the privilege.
In December, 1781, thirty-eight publicans were fined for allowing "tippling" on Sundays.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
The discharge-valve was then opened for a moment, allowing a blast of steam to escape, reducing the pressure say to one-half.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
Consequently an amendment may be made diminishing the weekly allowance to a member who is sick, and also the time of allowing it.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles