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allow

Pronunciation: /əˈlaʊ/

Translation of allow in French:

vt

  • 1 (authorize) permettre à, autoriser [person, organization] (to do à faire) it isn't allowed c'est interdit she isn't allowed to go out elle n'a pas le droit de sortir
  • 2 (let) laisser he allowed the situation to get worse il a laissé la situation s'aggraver
  • 3 (enable) to allow sb/sth to do permettre à qn/qch de faire it would allow the company to expand cela permettrait à la société de s'agrandir
  • 4 (allocate) prévoir to allow two days for the job prévoir deux jours pour faire le travail

Phrasal verbs

allow for

tenir compte de

Definition of allow in:

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