Allow - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G1381, dokimazo ]
to prove with a view to approving," is twice translated by the verb "to allow" in the AV; the RV corrects to "approveth" in Romans 14:22, and "have been approved," 1 Thessalonians 2:4, of being qualified to be entrusted with the Gospel; in Romans 1:28, with the negative, the RV has "refused," for AV, "did not like." See APPROVE.

[ 2,,G1097, ginosko ]
"to know," is rendered "allow" in Romans 7:15 (AV); the RV has "that which I do I know not;" i.e., "I do not recognize, as a thing for which I am responible." See AWARE, CAN, FEEL, KNOW, PERCEIVE, RESOLVE, SPEAK, SURE, UNDERSTAND.

[ 3,,G4909, suneudokeo ]
"to consent or fully approve" (sun, "with," eu, "well," dokeo, "to think"), is translated "allow" in Luke 11:48; "was consenting" in Acts 8:1; Acts 22:20. See CONSENT.

[ 4,,G4327, prosdechomai ]
mistranslated "allow" in Acts 24:15, AV, means "to wait for," in contrast to rejection, there said of entertaining a hope; hence the RV, "look for." See ACCEPT, A, No. 3.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words