Allow vs Permit: What's the difference?

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Which is correct: allow or permit

How to spell allow?

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allowverb

give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause

allowverb

make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen

allowverb

allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something

allowverb

let have

allowverb

allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting

allowverb

consent to, give permission

allowverb

allow the other (baseball) team to score

allowverb

afford possibility

allowverb

make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain

allowverb

grant as a discount or in exchange

permitverb

make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen

permitverb

allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting

permitverb

consent to, give permission

permitnoun

the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization

permitnoun

large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies

permitnoun

a legal document giving official permission to do something

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