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allow
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allow /ə'lau/
  • ngoại động từ
    • cho phép để cho
      • allow me to help you: cho phép tôi được giúp anh một tay
      • smoking is not allowed here: không được hút thuốc lá ở đây
      • to allow oneself: tự cho phép mình
      • I'll not allow you to be ill-treated: tôi sẽ không để cho anh bị ngược đãi đâu
    • thừa nhận, công nhận, chấp nhận
      • to allow something to be true: công nhận cái gì là đúng sự thật
      • I allow that I am wrong: tôi nhận là tôi sai
      • to allow a request: chấp đơn
    • cho, cấp cho, trợ cấp, cấp phát
      • to be allowed 300đ a year: mỗi năm được trợ cấp 300đ
    • (thương nghiệp); (tài chính) trừ bớt; thêm
      • to allow 5 per cent for breakage: trừ 5 rò (tài chính) nủm nạnh 8; thêm 5 rò (tài chính) nủm nạnh 8
  • nội động từ
    • (+ for) kể đến, tính đến; chiếu cố đến, chú ý đến
      • allow to for the delays coused by bad weather: tính đến sự chậm trễ do thời tiết xấu gây ra
      • after allowing for...: sau khi đã tính đến...
    • (+ of) cho phép; chịu được, dung thứ được, chấp nhận
      • the question allows of no dispute: vấn đề không cho phép bàn cãi gì cả
      • I can't allow of this noise going on: tôi không thể chịu được cái tiếng ầm ỹ ấy cứ kéo dài mãi
Concise Dictionary
allows|allowed|allowingə'laʊ
verb
+make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
+consent to, give permission
+let have
+give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
+make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
+allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something
+afford possibility
+allow the other (baseball) team to score
+grant as a discount or in exchange
+allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting

Thesaurus Dictionary
v.
1 acknowledge, admit, grant, concede, own:
He allowed that he had not been completely truthful about his movements that night.
2 agree to, concede, cede to, admit, permit, authorize, entertain, consent to:
The judge said that he would allow a plea of 'guilty with an explanation'.
3 permit, let, suffer:
Please allow the children to select their own friends.
4 tolerate, stand (for), brook, sanction, countenance, permit, consider, put up with:
The headmaster refuses to allow such goings-on at his school.
5 give, let (someone) have, appropriate, grant, budget, earmark, assign, allocate, assign, approve:
The company allowed him $100 a day for expenses.
6 make allowance or concession for, set apart or aside, put aside, take into account or consideration; add; deduct:
You must allow at least an extra hour for the traffic during rush hour. The shipper allows ten kilos for the weight of the container.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb
let sb / sth do sth
1 to let sb/sth do sth; to let sth happen or be done: [VN to inf] His parents won't allow him to stay out late. + He is not allowed to stay out late. + They shouldn't be allowed to get away with it. + She won't allow herself to be dictated to. + He allowed his mind to wander. + [VN] Smoking is not allowed in the hall. + [V -ing] We do not allow smoking in the hall.
2 [VNN] to let sb have sth: You're allowed half an hour to complete the test. + I'm not allowed visitors. + I sometimes allow myself the luxury of a cigar.
3 [VN] [usually +adv./prep.] [usually passive] to let sb/sth go into, through, out of, etc. a place: No dogs allowed (= you cannot bring them in). + The prisoners are allowed out of their cells for two hours a day. + The crowd parted to allow her through. + You won't be allowed up (= out of bed) for several days.
make possible
4 to make sth possible: [VN] A ramp has been installed to allow better access for wheelchairs. [also V -ing]
time / money / food, etc.
5 [VN] ~ sth (for sb/sth) to make sure that you have enough of sth for a particular purpose: How much time would you allow for the trip? + You need to allow three metres of fabric for the dress.
accept / admit
6 (formal) to accept or admit sth; to agree that sth is true or correct: [VN] The judge allowed my claim. + 'Objection!' 'I'll allow it.' + [V that] He refuses to allow that such a situation could arise. + [VNN] She was very helpful when my mother was ill-I'll allow you that. [also V speech]
Compare: DISALLOW
Idioms: allow me (spoken) used to offer help politely: 'Allow me,' he said, taking the tray from her.
more at REIN n.
Phrasal Verbs: allow for sb/sth to include sb/sth when calculating sth: It will take about an hour to get there, allowing for traffic delays. + All these factors must be allowed for.
allow of sth (formal) to make sth possible: The facts allow of only one explanation.
WHICH WORD?

allow / let / permit
Let is the least formal and the most common of these verbs in spoken English. It is followed by an object and an infinitive without 'to', and is often used to give orders: Let James sit there. + Don't let me forget there's a cake in the oven. + My father won't let me go out tonight. Let is not used in the passive.
Allow is more formal than let and is more common in writing. Permit is the most formal and is used in official or technical written language. Both words can be followed by an object and a 'to' infinitive and are both often used in the passive: I'm not allowed to smoke in the house. + Some parents allow their children to do whatever they like. + Photography is not permitted in the gallery. + Customers are permitted to use the car park.

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