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v. al·lowed, al·low·ing, al·lows
1. To let do or happen; permit: We allow smoking only in restricted areas.
2. To permit the presence of: No pets are allowed inside.
3. To permit to have: allow oneself a little treat.
4. To make provision for; assign: The schedule allows time for a coffee break.
5. To plan for in case of need: allow two inches in the fabric for shrinkage.
6. To grant as a discount or in exchange: allowed me 20 dollars on my old typewriter.
7. Chiefly Southern & Midland US
a. To admit; concede: I allowed he was right.
b. To think; suppose: "We allow he's straight" (American Speech).
c. To assert; declare: Mother allowed that we'd better come in for dinner.
1. To offer a possibility; admit: The poem allows of several interpretations.
2. To take a possibility into account; make allowance: In calculating profit, retailers must allow for breakage and spoilage.
[Middle English allouen, to approve, permit, from Old French alouer, from Latin allaudāre, to praise (ad-, intensive pref.; see ad- + laudāre, to praise; see laud) and from Medieval Latin allocāre, to assign; see allocate.]
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1. permissible; admissible
2. (of financial costs) that can be allowed or justified
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al•low•a•ble(əˈlaʊ ə bəl)
1. able to be allowed; permissible: an allowable tax deduction.n.
2. something that is allowed.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French]
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|Adj.||1.||allowable - deductible according to the tax laws|
deductible - acceptable as a deduction (especially as a tax deduction)
|2.||allowable - that may be permitted especially as according to rule; "permissible behavior in school"; "a permissible tax deduction"|
tolerable - capable of being borne or endured; "the climate is at least tolerable"
|3.||allowable - deserving to be allowed or considered|
admissible - deserving to be admitted; "admissible evidence"
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adjective permissible, all right, approved, appropriate, suitable, acceptable, tolerable, admissible, sufferable, sanctionable It ought not to be allowable for anyone else to take the child.
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(= permissible) → admissible
(= non-taxed) [costs, expenses, deductions] → déductible
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
a. (Fin) (expenses, costs) → deducibile
b. (behaviour) → lecito/a
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