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Definición de “allow” en inglés


verb (GIVE PERMISSION)    /əˈlaʊ/
B1 [T] to give permission for someone to do something, or to not prevent something from happening : [+ to infinitive] Do you think Dad will allow you to go to Jamie's party ? You're not allowed to talk during the exam . Her proposals would allow (= make it possible for) more people to stay in full-time education . The loophole has allowed hundreds of drink-drivers to avoid prosecution . The government has refused to allow foreign journalists into the area for several weeks . Prisoners have been moved to allow the demolition of part of the prison . Pets aren't allowed in this hotel . [+ -ing verb] Smok ing is not allowed in this restaurant . [+ two objects] He didn't allow us enough time to finish the test . Red Cross officials were allowed access to the prison for the first time a few days ago.UK The referee decided to allow (= officially accept ) the goal . At the weekend I allow myself (= I give myself the special pleasure of having) a box of chocolates . How much time do you allow yourself (= make available to yourself) to get ready in the morning ?Allowing and permitting allow me old-fashioned a polite expression used when offering to help in some way: You can't carry all those bags yourself - please , allow me.Polite expressions Gramática:Allow, permit or let?Allow, permit and let are verbs that all have a similar meaning: ‘give permission or make it possible for somebody to do or have something’.Gramática:Permit/allow someone + to do somethingWe use a direct object + to-infinitive after permit and allow:Gramática:Let someone + do somethingWe use an infinitive without to after let:Gramática:Passive with permit and allowWe often use the passive with permit and allow. Permit is often used for official public notices:
(Definition of allow verb (GIVE PERMISSION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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