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Spanish translation of “allow”

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allow

verb /əˈlau/
not to forbid or prevent
permitir
He allowed me to enter Smoking is not allowed inside the restaurant.
(with for) to take into consideration when judging or deciding
tener en cuenta
These figures allow for price rises.
to give, especially for a particular purpose or regularly
dar
His father allows him too much money.
allowable adjective
Disponible
allowable expenses.
allowance noun a fixed sum or quantity given regularly
Paga semanal
His father gives him an allowance of $200 a month.
something (usually a quantity) allowed
margen
The baggage allowance is 20 kilos per passenger.
make allowance for to take into consideration when deciding etc
tener en cuenta, considerar
We’ve made allowance for the fact that everyone has different tastes.
(Definition of allow from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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