allow (v.) Old form(s): alow
approve, sanction, encourage
KL II.iv.186[Lear as if to the heavens] if your sweet sway / Allow obedience
Luc.1845[of the lords and Brutus] Who, wondering at him, did his words allow
Sonn.112.4[] So you o'er-green my bad, my good allow
Sonn.19.11[of Time] Him in thy course untainted do allow / For beauty's pattern to succeeding men
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