how to pronounce allow


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the above transcription of allow is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

allow is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of allow in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… a vp it will allow me to get a better …”

meaning of allow

Allow means to permit or grant permission.

allow frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word allow occurs in english on average 112.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics allow can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that allow can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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