The definition of allow means to permit or to give permission.(verb)
An example of allow is a mother letting her teenager have a later curfew.
See allow in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME alowen < OFr alouer < ML allocare, allocate; assoc. with OFr alouer < L allaudare, to extol < ad-, to + laudare, to praise
See allow in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb al·lowed, al·low·ing, al·lows verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English allouen, to approve, permit
Origin: , from Old French alouer
Origin: , from Latin allaudāre, to praise (ad-, intensive pref.; see ad- + laudāre, to praise; see Laud )
Origin: and from Medieval Latin allocāre, to assign; see allocate.
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