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"
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"
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"
grant as a discount or in exchange; "The camera store owner allowed me $50 on my old camera"
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"
allow the other (baseball) team to score; "give up a run"
the appearance conveyed by a person's face; "a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage"
the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)