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allow

verb [T] (PERMIT)   /əˈlɑʊ/
to let someone do something or let something happen; permit: You’re not allowed to talk during the exam. Are you allowed in the building on weekends? Video links allow rural schoolchildren to be taught by teachers hundreds of miles away. allowable    /əˈlɑʊ·ə·bəl/ adjective Our well water has nitrates above the allowable level.
(Definition of allow verb (PERMIT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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