Allow and Keep


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Allow verb – To give permission for or to approve of.
Usage example: flash photography is not allowed inside the church

Keep is an antonym for allow in topics: set aside, admit, permit an action.
Nearby Words: allowance, allowable, allowing
Antonyms for Allow


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Keep verb – Stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state.
Usage example: Keep the child from eating the marbles

Allow is an antonym for keep in prevent topic.
Nearby Words: keeping, keeper
Antonyms for Keep
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Common collocations

power allow power keep power
people allow people keep people
children allow children keep children
name allow name keep name
Other nouns: control, time, way, characters, world, game, anyone, humans, friends, players, powers, weapons.

Both words in one sentence

  • Faux Flame Instead, they're what allow him to instantaneously heal and keep fighting akin to his devil fruit's namesake.
    Source: Faux Flame
  • Useful Notes / Tsarist Russia Peter the Great disagreed and banned them as part of his reforms although he was forced to allow priests to keep theirs so that they became Holy Beards instead.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills His Improbable Aiming Skills allow him to keep himself from hitting Lois, instead missing her by "scant inches".
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