Synonyms of allow in English:

allow


See definition of allow

verb

1‘the police allowed him to go home’

SYNONYMS

permit, let, authorize, give someone permission to, give authorization to, give leave to, sanction, grant, grant someone the right, license, empower, enable, entitle, qualify

consent to, assent to, give one's assent to, give one's consent to, give one's blessing to, give someone the nod, give something the nod, acquiesce in, agree to, accede to, approve of, tolerate, countenance, suffer, brook, admit of

legalize, legitimatize, legitimate

informal give the go-ahead to, give the thumbs up to, OK, give the OK to, give the green light to, say the word

ANTONYMS

prevent, forbid

2‘allow an hour or so for driving’

SYNONYMS

set aside, allocate, allot, earmark, designate, spare, devote, give, afford, apportion, assign

3‘the house was demolished to allow for road widening’

SYNONYMS

provide for, plan for, make plans for, get ready for, cater for, take into consideration, take into account, make provision for, make preparations for, prepare for, accommodate, make allowances for, make concessions for, arrange for

bargain for, reckon with

ANTONYMS

discount

4‘she allowed that all people had their funny little ways’

SYNONYMS

admit, acknowledge, recognize, agree, accept, concede, grant, own, confess, accede

ANTONYMS

deny