TWL06 (US, Canada and Thailand) Yes 8 Points
SOWPODS (UK and Others) Yes 8 Points
Enable (Words with Friends) Yes 10 Points

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is allow a word in Scrabble?

    Yes, allow is a valid word in scrabble.As per TWL06 dictionary it has 8 points,As per SOWPODS dictionary it has 8 points.

  • Is allow a word in Words With Friends?

    Yes, allow is a valid word in words with friends. As per Words with Friends dictionary it has 10 points.


meaning: allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting;
examples: We don't allow dogs here; Children are not permitted beyond this point; We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital
synonyms: {permit}; {tolerate}
meaning: grant as a discount or in exchange;
examples: The camera store owner allowed me $50 on my old camera
meaning: allow the other (baseball) team to score;
examples: give up a run
synonyms: {give_up}
meaning: afford possibility;
examples: This problem admits of no solution; This short story allows of several different interpretations
synonyms: {admit}
meaning: allow or plan for a certain possibility;
examples: concede the truth or validity of something; I allow for this possibility; The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash
synonyms: {take_into_account}
meaning: make a possibility or provide opportunity for;
examples: permit to be attainable or cause to remain; This leaves no room for improvement; The evidence allows only one conclusion; allow for mistakes; leave lots of time for the trip; This procedure provides for lots of leeway
synonyms: {leave}; {allow_for}; {provide}
meaning: give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause;
examples: I will earmark this money for your research; She sets aside time for meditation every day
synonyms: {appropriate}; {earmark}; {set_aside}; {reserve}
meaning: let have;
examples: grant permission; Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison
synonyms: {grant}
meaning: consent to, give permission;
examples: She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband; I won't let the police search her basement; I cannot allow you to see your exam
synonyms: {permit}; {let}; {countenance}
meaning: make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen;
examples: This permits the water to rush in; This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement; This will permit the rain to run off
synonyms: {let}; {permit}
Source of definition(s) is WordNet ® Princeton University wordnet.princeton.edu
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