Antonyms of verb allow

2 of 10 senses of allow

Sense 2
permit, allow, let, countenance -- (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")
       Antonym of disallow (Sense 1)
      => forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix -- (command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans")

Sense 3
allow, grant -- (let have; "grant permission"; "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison")
       Antonym of deny (Sense 4)
      => deny, refuse -- (refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb allow

10 senses of allow

Sense 1
let, allow, permit -- (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")

Sense 2
permit, allow, let, countenance -- (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")
       => accept, consent, go for -- (give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution")

Sense 3
allow, grant -- (let have; "grant permission"; "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison")
       => 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")

Sense 4
allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve -- (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")
       => assign, allot, portion -- (give out; "We were assigned new uniforms")

Sense 5
leave, allow for, allow, provide -- (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, give, afford -- (be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information")

Sense 6
allow, take into account -- (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")
       => calculate, estimate, reckon, count on, figure, forecast -- (judge to be probable)

Sense 7
admit, allow -- (afford possibility; "This problem admits of no solution"; "This short story allows of several different interpretations")

Sense 8
give up, allow -- (allow the other (baseball) team to score; "give up a run")

Sense 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")

Sense 10
allow, permit, tolerate -- (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, allow, let, countenance -- (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")

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