Significado de "allow" - Diccionario inglés para estudiantes

allow

verb [ T ] uk us /əˈlaʊ/
GIVE PERMISSION

B1 to give someone permission for something:

[ often passive ] Smoking is not allowed in the restaurant.
Are dogs allowed in the hotel?
[ + to do sth ] You are not allowed to use calculators UK in the exam/US on the exam.
[ + two objects ] Patients are not allowed visitors after nine o'clock.
NOT PREVENT

to not prevent something from happening:

[ + to do sth ] They have allowed the problem to get worse.
MAKE POSSIBLE

to make it possible for someone to do something:

[ + to do sth ] The extra money will allow me to upgrade my computer.
TIME/MONEY

to plan to use a particular amount of money, time, etc for something:

Allow three hours for the whole journey.

(Definición de allow de Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)