Definition of allow for
1 : to think about or plan for (something that will or might happen in the future) When purchasing property, the company should allow for possible future growth/expansion.
2 : to consider (something) when one makes a calculation The total distance, allowing for detours, is about 10 miles. If you allow for inflation, he's actually earning less money now than he was 10 years ago.
3 : to make (something) possible The design of the system allows for easy upgrades.
Word by Word Definitions
: to fail to restrain or prevent
: to assign as a share or suitable amount (as of time or money)
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