make allowance for

Definition of make allowance for

  1. 1 :  to think about or plan for (something that will or might happen in the future) When purchasing property, the company should make allowance for possible future growth/expansion.

  2. 2 :  to consider (something) when one makes a calculation When you're comparing costs from different decades, you need to make allowance for inflation.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

  1. :  a share or portion allotted or granted

    :  a sum granted as a reimbursement or bounty or for expenses

    :  a sum regularly provided for personal or household expenses

  1. :  to put on a fixed allowance (as of food and drink)

    :  to supply in a fixed or regular quantity

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