Definition of 'allow'
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Example sentences containing 'allow'
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This approach also allows users to benefit from predictable technology budgeting and simpler administration. Computing (2010)The network also allows for videoconferencing facilities. Computing (2010)He also feels conflicted about allowing the fact he is a father to have an impact on his job. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Successive governments allowed this to happen. The Sun (2016) Please allow up to 60 days for delivery. The Sun (2016)Why are foreign tourists allowed what amounts to credit which you know they won't pay? The Sun (2016)The practice is legal, although suppliers are not allowed to advertise. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It has a very wide flight envelope, which allows a huge amount of manoeuvres. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why is the Government allowing this to happen? The Sun (2016)We were not allowed to talk about the war. THE HITLER-HESS DECEPTION (2003) Please do not allow emotion to enter into your deliberation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This will also allow you to avoid the new caller display charge. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It frowns on anything that could have cost silly amounts without allowing for personal ingenuity and cunning. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You wonder how we allowed it to happen. The Sun (2014)Members of reputable associations are not allowed to advertise individually. The Hayfever Handbook - a summer survival guide (1988)This has led to appalling legal complications about who is allowed to represent whom. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Please allow me to go my own way. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They would also allow former editors on the panel. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Why do you allow this to happen? Christianity Today (2000)It also allows you to advertise for your ideal purchase. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Please allow a septuagenarian science writer to clarify. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It may also allow coaches to improve the power of serves. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We know we cannot allow that to happen again. The Sun (2006)Government proposals would remove restrictions on websites that allow vendors to advertise direct to the public. The Sun (2012)It also allows him to be more sociable. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We elected the politicians who allowed this to happen. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The perception is that we're not allowed to talk about it. The Sun (2012)Roll out to a thickness of about 5mm and allow to cool. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Please allow up to 28 days for delivery. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Things to bear in mind: for some lenders there is a minimum amount you are allowed to overpay. Times, Sunday Times (2014)NI contributions would better cover benefits if employers paid in a decent amount and allowed the employee to do the same. The Sun (2013)Cover the base and sides of the dish with long sheets of pasta, allowing a nice amount to hang over each side. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I wonder if those in Government allow their data to be exported in this way. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'allow'
British English: allow /əˈlaʊ/ VERB
If someone is allowed to do something, it is all right for them to do it.
The children are not allowed to watch violent TV programmes.
- American English: allow
- Arabic: يَسْمَحُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: permitir
- Chinese: 允许
- Croatian: dopustiti
- Czech: dovolit
- Danish: tillade
- Dutch: toestaan
- European Spanish: permitir
- Finnish: sallia
- French: autoriser
- German: erlauben
- Greek: επιτρέπω
- Italian: permettere
- Japanese: 許す
- Korean: 허락하다
- Norwegian: tillate
- Polish: pozwolić
- European Portuguese: permitir
- Romanian: a permite
- Russian: позволять
- Spanish: permitir
- Swedish: tillåta
- Thai: อนุญาต
- Turkish: izin vermek
- Ukrainian: дозволяти
- Vietnamese: cho phép
Definition of allow from the Collins English Dictionary
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