allow (Verb) — Make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen. ex. "This sealed door won't allow the water to come into the basement"
allow (Verb) — Consent to, give permission. ex. "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
allow (Verb) — Let have; give the right to; give the opportunity or permission to. ex. "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison"
allow (Verb) — Give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause. ex. "I will allow this money for your research"
allow (Verb) — Make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain. ex. "The evidence allows only one conclusion" ex. "allow for mistakes"
allow (Verb) — Allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something. ex. "I allow for this possibility"
allow (Verb) — Afford possibility. ex. "This short story allows of several different interpretations"
allow (Verb) — Allow the other (baseball) team to score. ex. "allow a run"
allow (Verb) — Grant as a discount or in exchange. ex. "The camera store owner allowed me $50 on my old camera"
allow (Verb) — Allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting. ex. "We don't allow dogs here"