1. Make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen (synset 202427979)
    "This permits the water to rush in"; "This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off"
  2. Consent to, give permission (synset 200803980)
    "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
  3. Let have (synset 202260270)
    "grant permission"; "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison"
  4. Give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause (synset 200726112)
    "I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day"
  5. Make a possibility or provide opportunity for;
    Permit to be attainable or cause to remain (synset 202727313)
    "This leaves no room for improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion"; "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip"; "This procedure provides for lots of leeway"
  6. Allow or plan for a certain possibility;
    Concede the truth or validity of something (synset 200725507)
    "I allow for this possibility"; "The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash"
  7. Afford possibility (synset 202751361)
    "This problem admits of no solution"; "This short story allows of several different interpretations"
  8. Allow the other (baseball) team to score (synset 202428446)
    "give up a run"
  9. Grant as a discount or in exchange (synset 202324649)
    "The camera store owner allowed me $50 on my old camera"
  10. Allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting (synset 200804608)
    "We don't allow dogs here"; "Children are not permitted beyond this point"; "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital"

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