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allow / permitir
 
allow   [əˈlaʊ]   -transitive verb
1. (=permit)
1.1. permitir
·smoking is not allowed
·no está permitido fumar
·no dogs allowed
·no se admiten perros
·allow me!
·¡permítame!
·he can't have sweets, he'noun not allowed
·no puede comer caramelos, no se lo permiten or no lo dejan
·to allow somebody [to] do something   dejar or more formal usage permitir a somebody, someone hacer algo,   dejar or more formal usage permitir que somebody, someone haga algo
·nobody was allowed to leave
·no dejaron or permitieron marcharse a nadie,   no dejaron or permitieron que nadie se marchara
·allow me to introduce you to Dr Amberg
·permítame que le presente al Dr Amberg
·we cannot allow this [to] happen
·no podemos permitir que esto ocurra
·allow the mixture to cool
·deje enfriar la mezcla
a. he was allowed [home] after hospital treatment =   le permitieron or le dejaron irse a casa tras recibir tratamiento en el hospital
b. he is not allowed [visitors] =   no le permiten visitas
1.2. to allow somebody [in]/[out]/[past] =   permitir or dejar a somebody, someone entrar/salir/pasar,   permitir or dejar a somebody, someone que entre/salga/pase
·he'noun not allowed out on his own
·no le dejan salir or que salga solo a la calle,   no le permiten salir or que salga solo a la calle
·they made holes in the box to allow air in
·hicieron unos agujeros en la caja para que entrara el aire
2. to allow [o.noun.]
·to allow o.noun. to be persuaded
·dejarse convencer
·he won't allow himself to fail
·hará lo imposible por evitar el fracaso
·she allowed herself a [smile]
·dejó escapar una sonrisa
3. (=reckon on)   dejar
·allow 5cms for shrinkage
·dejar 5cms por si encoge
·allow (yourself) three hours for the journey
·deja or calcula tres horas para el viaje
·how much should I allow for expenses?
·¿cuánto debo prever para los gastos?
·please allow 28 days for delivery
·lo recibirá en su casa en un plazo de 28 días
4. (=grant)
[+money]   asignar
[+time]   dar
·the time allowed has been extended to 28 days
·el plazo establecido ha sido ampliado a 28 días
a. the judge allowed him £1,000 [costs] =   el juez le asignó 1.000 libras en concepto de costes
b. to allow somebody a [discount] =   aplicar or hacer un descuento a somebody, someone
c. the extra income will allow me more [freedom] =   el ingreso extra me dará masculineánoun libertad
5. (law, legal)
(=admit)
[+claim, appeal]   admitir,   aceptar   (Sport)
[+goal]   conceder
·to allow that
·reconocer que
·I had to allow that she was discreet
·tuve que reconocer que era discreta
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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