Allow and Tell


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Allow verb – To accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly.
Usage example: I'll allow I probably said more than I should have

Tell and allow are semantically related in admit topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Allow".
Nearby Words: allowance, allowable, allowing
Synonyms for Allow


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Allow and tell are semantically related in admit topic. Sometimes you can use "Allow" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

man allow man tell man
people allow people tell people
children allow children tell children
rest allow rest tell rest
Other nouns: time, way, characters, world, anyone, player, friends, players.

Both words in one sentence

  • Series / Young & Hungry Using some incredible skills that allow her to tell what people around her would like to eat the most, she proves herself to Josh (with a simple grilled cheese sandwich he found exquisite).
  • Video Game / The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword The game does not allow you to help him, even when he actually thinks the ghost is Groose out on revenge and Groose (who is not dead) requested you to tell both Cawlin and Strich that he is OK.
  • You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.
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