allow-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: let, make possible, give permission

This sealed door won't allow the water to come into the basement.
His fumble allowed the other team to score the winning run.
It seems this problem allows for more than one solution.
The dog is allowed on the downstairs couch.
They only allow visitors between 9 and 5.
I can't allow you to ruin your career this way!

VerbNet: admit-65,allow-64
FrameNet: Grant_permission,Permitting
PropBank: allow.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 10
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
allow_in 1

Sense Number 2: provide for, allot

10 million dollars will be allowed for basic medical research.
You should allow an extra twenty minutes for traffic at that time of day.
I dind't allow for shrinkage when I made these cloth napkins.
They are allowing a 20% discount on purchases over 100 dollars.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: allow.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 5, 6, 9
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
allow_for 1