Synonyms of allow in English:

allow


See definition of allow

verb

1‘the police allowed him to go home’

SYNONYMS
permit, let, authorize, give someone permission to, give authorization to, give leave to, sanction, grant, grant someone the right, license, empower, enable, entitle, qualify
consent to, assent to, give one's assent to, give one's consent to, give one's blessing to, give someone the nod, give something the nod, acquiesce in, agree to, accede to, approve of, tolerate, countenance, suffer, brook, admit of
legalize, legitimatize, legitimate
informal give the go-ahead to, give the thumbs up to, OK, give the OK to, give the green light to, say the word
ANTONYMS

prevent, forbid

2‘allow an hour or so for driving’

SYNONYMS
set aside, allocate, allot, earmark, designate, spare, devote, give, afford, apportion, assign

3‘the house was demolished to allow for road widening’

SYNONYMS
provide for, plan for, make plans for, get ready for, cater for, take into consideration, take into account, make provision for, make preparations for, prepare for, accommodate, make allowances for, make concessions for, arrange for
bargain for, reckon with
ANTONYMS

discount

4‘she allowed that all people had their funny little ways’

SYNONYMS
admit, acknowledge, recognize, agree, accept, concede, grant, own, confess, accede
ANTONYMS

deny