English dictionary definition of:



  • allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something
  • give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
  • consent to, give permission
  • allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
  • let have
  • grant as a discount or in exchange
  • make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
  • allow the other (baseball) team to score
  • make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
  • afford possibility


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View spelling list ow - longer words and learn about the word allow in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 15. Spelling choices for /ou/ sound: ou, ow.

Scrabble score for allow

Scrabble score = 8

generated at 20:43:27 on 19-10-19

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