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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 al·low /əˈlaʊ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 容許 允許

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·low, v. i. To admit; to concede; to make allowance or abatement.
    Allowing still for the different ways of making it.   --Addison.
 To allow of, to permit; to admit.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·low v. t. [imp. & p. p. Allowed p. pr. & vb. n. Allowing.]
 1. To praise; to approve of; hence, to sanction. [Obs. or Archaic]
    Ye allow the deeds of your fathers.   --Luke xi. 48.
    We commend his pains, condemn his pride, allow his life, approve his learning.   --Fuller.
 2. To like; to be suited or pleased with. [Obs.]
    How allow you the model of these clothes?   --Massinger.
 3. To sanction; to invest; to intrust. [Obs.]
    Thou shalt be . . . allowed with absolute power.   --Shak.
 4. To grant, give, admit, accord, afford, or yield; to let one have; as, to allow a servant his liberty; to allow a free passage; to allow one day for rest.
    He was allowed about three hundred pounds a year.   --Macaulay.
 5. To own or acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion; as, to allow a right; to allow a claim; to allow the truth of a proposition.
    I allow, with Mrs. Grundy and most moralists, that Miss Newcome's conduct . . . was highly reprehensible.   --Thackeray.
 6. To grant (something) as a deduction or an addition; esp. to abate or deduct; as, to allow a sum for leakage.
 7. To grant license to; to permit; to consent to; as, to allow a son to be absent.
 Syn: -- To allot; assign; bestow; concede; admit; permit; suffer; tolerate. See Permit.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make it possible through a specific action or lack of action
           for something to happen; "This permits the water to rush
           in"; "This sealed door won't allow the water come into
           the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off"
           [syn: let, permit] [ant: prevent]
      2: consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit
         her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her
         basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam" [syn: permit,
          let, countenance] [ant: forbid, forbid]
      3: let have; "grant permission"; "Mandela was allowed few
         visitors in prison" [syn: grant] [ant: deny]
      4: give or assign a share of money or time to a particular
         person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your
         research" [syn: appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve]
      5: make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be
         attainable or cause to remain; "This leaves no room for
         improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion";
         "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip";
         "This procedure provides for lots of leeway" [syn: leave,
          allow for, provide]
      6: allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth
         or validity of something; "I allow for this possibility";
         "The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first
         wash" [syn: take into account]
      7: afford possibility; "This problem admits of no solution";
         "This short story allows of several different
         interpretations" [syn: admit]
      8: allow the other (baseball) team to score; "give up a run"
         [syn: give up]
      9: grant as a discount or in exchange; "The camera store owner
         allowed me $50 on my old camera"
      10: allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without
          opposing or prohibiting; "We don't allow dogs here";
          "Children are not permitted beyond this point"; "We
          cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital" [syn: permit,