allow (v.)
acknowledge, commend, receive [with praise]
Cor III.iii.45[Sicinius to Coriolanus] I do demand ... you submit you to the people's voices, / Allow their officers
TC III.ii.89[Troilus to Cressida, of lovers] Praise us as we are tasted, allow us as we prove
TNK II.iv.4.1[Theseus to Arcite] you run the best and wrestle / That these times can allow [i.e. you are the best runner and wrestler]
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