What does the word allow mean?

Usage examples for allow

  1. " I will not allow that. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  2. Ask my mother, my daughter; you may be sure that they will never allow the child to be left in any one else's care! – Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  3. Will you allow me to order our tea here? – Abbé Aubain and Mosaics by Prosper Mérimée