allow for

Definition of allow for

  1. 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. 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. 3 :  to make (something) possible The design of the system allows for easy upgrades.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  permit

    :  to fail to restrain or prevent

    :  to assign as a share or suitable amount (as of time or money)

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to criticize severely

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