Synonyms for Allow:


lubricate, put through, open up, encourage, carry, help along, recognize. bring, appear, deduct, subtract, arraign, claim, call, appeal, bring before, add to, cite. give/get the go-ahead, mandate, say yes. open doors, give someone a try, hand over, give someone enough rope (to hang themselves), deal in, approbate. have time on your hands, squeeze in, fit in, find (the) time, put aside, find. collect, lot, admeasure, measure out. fess up, knowledge, avow, own, confess, affirm. allow for (noun)
provide for, take into account.


admit; acknowledge (verb)
concede, grant, confess, avow, acquiesce, own, let on.
allot (verb)
cut, deal, measure, apportion, parcel, earmark, share, partition, Mete, set, split, dispense, segment, distribute, allot, slice, assign, divide, budget, allocate, portion, ration, give.
compromise (verb)
appease, adjust, accommodate, settle, compensate, reconcile, bargain, compromise, mediate, concede.
consent (verb)
concur, approve, let, ratify, assent, endorse, condone, acquiesce, sanction, accept, consent.
enable (verb)
empower, facilitate, enable, commission, authorize, permit, license.
give (verb)
deliver, extend, award, serve, bequeath, endow, devote, donate, help, attribute, present, offer, send, disburse, pledge, pay, assist, impart, furnish, expend, bestow, contribute, ascribe, grant, shower, provide, render, lend, tender, consign, dole, supply, lavish, submit, fund.
permit (verb)
enfranchise, release, bless, tolerate.
permit an action (verb)
commission, tolerate, warrant, accredit, license, consent, oblige, go along with, release, favor, recognize, empower, endorse, hear of, authorize, certify, approve, put up with, indulge, sanction, let.
portion (verb)
dismember, piece, halve, compartmentalize, chunk, zone, subdivide.
qualify (verb)
modify, limit, except, qualify, reserve, temper, stipulate, mitigate.
set aside (verb)
allot, allocate, admeasure, Mete, assign, provide, apportion, deduct, lot, give.
social (verb)
permit, give up, let.

Other synonyms:

arraign, approbate, admeasure, squeeze in, let on, put aside, encourage, profess, fess up, deal in. bring, confess, cite, affirm, accredit, stand for, fit in. find, mandate. call. warrant. carry. lot. agree
assent, consent.
say yes.

Usage examples for allow

  1. Would you allow me? – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  2. Allow me to wait on you. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  3. Why did they allow it?" – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx