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I'm sorry, sir, but smoking is not allowed.
She only allows the children to watch television on the weekends.
I'm not allowed to drive my dad's car.
Some prisoners are allowed visitors.
I'm on a diet but I allow myself an occasional piece of cake.
If you leave the club, you will not be allowed back in.
Allow the cake to cool for five minutes before taking it out of the pan.
Unfortunately, they didn't allow me to explain the thinking behind my decision.
This is the American English definition of allow. View British English definition of allow.