Definition of allow
What does the word allow mean?
part of speech: verb transitive
Admit (thing to be, that); (United States) form the opinion (that); permit (practice, person to do); (refl.) indulge oneself in (conduct); (intr.) admit of; give (limited periodical sum), as a. him £200 a year; add, deduct, in consideration of something; a. for, take into consideration, make addition or deduction corresponding to. Hence allowable a., allowably adv. [old French]