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