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allow  

1    acknowledge, acquiesce, admit, concede, confess, grant, own  
2    approve, authorize, bear, brook, enable, endure, give leave, let, permit, put up with     (informal)   sanction, stand, suffer, tolerate  
3    allocate, allot, assign, deduct, give, grant, provide, remit, spare  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    contradict, deny, disagree with, gainsay     (archaic or literary)   oppose  
2    ban, disallow, forbid, prohibit, proscribe, refuse  
3    deny, forbid, refuse  


allow for     
arrange for, consider, foresee, keep in mind, make allowances for, make concessions for, make provision for, plan for, provide for, set (something) aside for, take into account, take into consideration  
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allow  

  ( allows    3rd person present)   ( allowing    present participle)   ( allowed    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If someone is allowedto do something, it is all right for them to do it and they will not get into trouble.   (=permit, let)     (Antonym: forbid)    The children are not allowed to watch violent TV programmes...      be V-ed to-inf  
The Government will allow them to advertise on radio and television...      V n to-inf  
They will be allowed home...      be V-ed adv/prep  
Smoking will not be allowed.      be V-ed, Also V n/-ing  
2       verb   If you are allowed something, you are given permission to have it or are given it.   (=permit)     (Antonym: forbid)    Gifts like chocolates or flowers are allowed...      be V-ed  
He should be allowed the occasional treat.      be V-ed n  
3       verb   If you allow something to happen, you do not prevent it.   (=permit, let)     (Antonym: prevent)    He won't allow himself to fail...      V n to-inf  
If the soil is allowed to dry out the tree could die.      V n to-inf  
4       verb   If one thing allows another thing to happen, the first thing creates the opportunity for the second thing to happen.   (=permit, let)     (Antonym: prevent)    The compromise will allow him to continue his free market reforms.      V n to-inf  
...an attempt to allow the Moslem majority a greater share of power...      V n n  
She said this would allow more effective planning.      V n  
5       verb   If you allow a particular length of time or a particular amount of something for a particular purpose, you include it in your planning.  
Please allow 28 days for delivery...      V n for n  
Allow about 75ml (3fl oz) per six servings.      V n  
6       verb   If you allowthat something is true, you admit or agree that it is true.  
FORMAL  
(=acknowledge)  

Warren also allows that capitalist development may, in its early stages, result in increased social inequality.      V that  
7    Some people use Allow me to... as a way of introducing something that they want to say or do.  
FORMAL  
allow me to      phrase   (=permit me to)  
Allow me to introduce Dr Amberg.      allow for      phrasal verb   If you allow for certain problems or expenses, you include some extra time or money in your planning so that you can deal with them if they occur.  
You have to allow for a certain amount of error...      V P n  

Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

allow me! exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone

Additional comments:

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n.
very large collection of digital data, whose analysis allows to predict patterns and behaviours through inductive reasoning
[Tech.] big data can be applied to behavioural retargeting in marketing, but also to predict epidemies through Google searches or analysing DNA

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