- to make allowance, provision, etc. for; keep in mind
allow for the difference in their ages
- to be subject to; admit of
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Allow
- allow for
- allow of
Origin of Allow
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English allouen, from Old French alouer , from Medieval Latin allaudāre, present active infinitive of allaudō, merged with alouer, from Medieval Latin allocō (“to assign”).
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