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  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Allow  \Al*low"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Allowed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Allowing}.]  [OE.  alouen  OF  alouer  aloer,  aluer,  F. 
  allouer,  fr  LL  allocare  to  admit  as  proved,  to  place  use 
  confused  with  OF  aloer,  fr  L.  allaudare  to  extol;  ad  + 
  laudare  to  praise.  See  {Local},  and  cf  {Allocate},  {Laud}.] 
  1.  To  praise;  to  approve  of  hence  to  sanction.  [Obs.  or 
  Archaic] 
 
  Ye  allow  the  deeds  of  your  fathers.  --Luke  xi  48. 
 
  We  commend  his  pains,  condemn  his  pride,  allow  his 
  life,  approve  his  learning.  --Fuller. 
 
  2.  To  like  to  be  suited  or  pleased  with  [Obs.] 
 
  How  allow  you  the  model  of  these  clothes? 
  --Massinger. 
 
  3.  To  sanction;  to  invest;  to  intrust.  [Obs.] 
 
  Thou  shalt  be  .  .  .  allowed  with  absolute  power. 
  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  grant,  give  admit  accord,  afford,  or  yield;  to  let 
  one  have  as  to  allow  a  servant  his  liberty;  to  allow  a 
  free  passage;  to  allow  one  day  for  rest. 
 
  He  was  allowed  about  three  hundred  pounds  a  year. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  5.  To  own  or  acknowledge;  to  accept  as  true;  to  concede;  to 
  accede  to  an  opinion;  as  to  allow  a  right  to  allow  a 
  claim;  to  allow  the  truth  of  a  proposition. 
 
  I  allow  with  Mrs.  Grundy  and  most  moralists,  that 
  Miss  Newcome's  conduct  .  .  .  was  highly 
  reprehensible.  --Thackeray. 
 
  6.  To  grant  something  as  a  deduction  or  an  addition;  esp. 
  to  abate  or  deduct;  as  to  allow  a  sum  for  leakage. 
 
  7.  To  grant  license  to  to  permit;  to  consent  to  as  to 
  allow  a  son  to  be  absent. 
 
  Syn:  To  allot;  assign;  bestow;  concede;  admit  permit; 
  suffer;  tolerate.  See  {Permit}. 




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