What does allow mean?

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  1. (transitive) To grant, give, admit, accord, afford, or yield; to let one have.
  2. (transitive) To acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion.
  3. (transitive) To grant (something) as a deduction or an addition; especially to abate or deduct.
  4. (transitive) To grant license to; to permit; to consent to.
  5. To not bar or obstruct.
  6. (intransitive) To acknowledge or concede.
  7. (transitive) To take into account by making an allowance.
  8. (transitive) To render physically possible.
  9. (transitive, obsolete) To praise; to approve of; hence, to sanction.
  10. (obsolete) To sanction; to invest; to entrust.
  11. (transitive, obsolete) To like; to be suited or pleased with.
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