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allow permit let enable
Allow and permit are followed by an object and a to-infinitive clause.
You can say that people are not allowed to do something or are not permitted to do something.
You can also say that something is not allowed or that it is not permitted.
Let is followed by an object and an infinitive without to.
You don't usually use 'let' in the passive. Don't say, for example, 'She was let go to the party'.
Past participle: allowed
|Verb||1.||allow - make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; "This permits the water to rush in"; "This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off"|
pass - allow to go without comment or censure; "the insult passed as if unnoticed"
|2.||allow - consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"|
brook, endure, tolerate, stomach, abide, bear, digest, stick out, suffer, put up, stand, support - put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
furlough - grant a leave to; "The prisoner was furloughed for the weekend to visit her children"
give - allow to have or take; "I give you two minutes to respond"
consent, go for, accept - give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"
permit, tolerate, allow - allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting; "We don't allow dogs here"; "Children are not permitted beyond this point"; "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital"
authorize, authorise, clear, pass - grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
let in, admit, include - allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of; "admit someone to the profession"; "She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar"
decriminalise, decriminalize, legalise, legalize, legitimate, legitimatise, legitimatize, legitimise, legitimize - make legal; "Marijuana should be legalized"
trust - allow without fear
allow in, intromit, let in, admit - allow to enter; grant entry to; "We cannot admit non-members into our club building"; "This pipe admits air"
|3.||allow - let have; "grant permission"; "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison"|
countenance, permit, allow, let - consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
vouchsafe - grant in a condescending manner
allowance - put on a fixed allowance, as of food
|4.||allow - give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day"|
|5.||allow - make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain; "This leaves no room for improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion"; "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip"; "This procedure provides for lots of leeway"|
yield, afford, give - be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
|6.||allow - allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something; "I allow for this possibility"; "The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash"|
budget for - calculate enough money for; provide for in the budget; "I have not budgeted for these expensive meals"
|7.||allow - afford possibility; "This problem admits of no solution"; "This short story allows of several different interpretations"|
allow for, allow, provide, leave - make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain; "This leaves no room for improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion"; "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip"; "This procedure provides for lots of leeway"
|8.||allow - allow the other (baseball) team to score; "give up a run"|
|9.||allow - grant as a discount or in exchange; "The camera store owner allowed me $50 on my old camera"|
discount - give a reduction in price on; "I never discount these books-they sell like hot cakes"
|10.||allow - allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting; "We don't allow dogs here"; "Children are not permitted beyond this point"; "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital"|
permit refuse, ban, forbid, prohibit, disallow, proscribe
let deny, forbid
smoking is not allowed → no está permitido fumar
"no dogs allowed" → no se admiten perros
allow me! → ¡permítame!
he can't have sweets, he's not allowed → no puede comer caramelos, no se lo permiten or no lo dejan
to allow sb to do sth → dejar or (more frm) permitir a algn hacer algo, dejar or (more frm) permitir que algn haga algo
nobody was allowed to leave → no dejaron or permitieron marcharse a nadie, no dejaron or permitieron que nadie se marchara
allow me to introduce you to Dr Amberg → permítame que le presente al Dr Amberg
we cannot allow this to happen → no podemos permitir que esto ocurra
allow the mixture to cool → deje enfriar la mezcla
he was allowed home after hospital treatment → le permitieron or le dejaron irse a casa tras recibir tratamiento en el hospital
he is not allowed visitors → no le permiten visitas
to allow sb in/out/past → permitir or dejar a algn entrar/salir/pasar, permitir or dejar a algn que entre/salga/pase
he's not allowed out on his own → no le dejan salir or que salga solo a la calle, no le permiten salir or que salga solo a la calle
they made holes in the box to allow air in → hicieron unos agujeros en la caja para que entrara el aire
to allow o.s. to allow o.s. to be persuaded → dejarse convencer
he won't allow himself to fail → hará lo imposible por evitar el fracaso
she allowed herself a smile → dejó escapar una sonrisa
allow 5cms for shrinkage → dejar 5cms por si encoge
allow (yourself) three hours for the journey → deja or calcula tres horas para el viaje
how much should I allow for expenses? → ¿cuánto debo prever para los gastos?
please allow 28 days for delivery → lo recibirá en su casa en un plazo de 28 días
the time allowed has been extended to 28 days → el plazo establecido ha sido ampliado a 28 días
the judge allowed him £1,000 costs → el juez le asignó 1.000 libras en concepto de costes
to allow sb a discount → aplicar or hacer un descuento a algn
the extra income will allow me more freedom → el ingreso extra me dará más libertad
to allow that → reconocer que
I had to allow that she was discreet → tuve que reconocer que era discreta
after allowing for his costs → después de haber tenido en cuenta sus gastos
allow for delays on some roads → tengan en cuenta que puede haber retenciones en algunas carreteras
we have to allow for that possibility → debemos tener presente esa posibilidad
we must allow for the cost of the wood → tenemos que dejar un margen para el coste de la madera
to allow sb to do sth (= give permission) → permettre à qn de faire qch, autoriser qn à faire qch
They don't allow their wives to work → Ils ne permettent pas à leurs femmes de travailler.
His mum allowed him to go out → Sa mère lui a permis de sortir. (= make possible) → permettre à qn de faire qch
The new equipment will allow us to improve our research → Le nouveau matériel va nous permettre d'améliorer nos recherches.
to be allowed to do sth → être autorisé(e) à faire qch
He's not allowed to go out at night → Il n'est pas autorisé à sortir le soir.
to allow sth to happen → laisser se produire qch
Don't allow the soil to dry out → Ne laissez pas la terre s'assécher.
Smoking is not allowed → Il est interdit de fumer.
to allow a goal → accorder un but
allow me → permettez-moi
"Please," Jerry said. "Allow me." → "S'il vous plaît" dit Jerry. "Permettez-moi."
allow me to ... → permettez-moi de ...
Allow me to introduce Dr Amberg → Permettez-moi de vous présenter le Dr Amberg.
Allow about 75ml per person → Comptez environ 75ml par personne.
We must allow 3 days for the journey → Il faut compter 3 jours pour le voyage.
Please allow 28 days for delivery
BUT Délai de livraison : 28 jours à réception de la commande.
smoking is not allowed → è vietato fumare, non è permesso fumare
he is allowed to do it → lo può fare
he's not allowed alcohol → gli hanno proibito l'alcol
to allow sb in/out → lasciare entrare/uscire qn
allow me! → mi permetta!, se mi permette!, prego!
we must allow 3 days for the journey → dobbiamo calcolare 3 giorni per il viaggio
allow 5 cm for the hem → lasciare 5 cm in più per il bordo
to allow that (frm) (concede) → ammettere che