make allowance for
Definition of make allowance for
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 : 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
: behave, act
: to begin or seem to begin (an action)
: to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone
: the manner or style in which a thing is constructed
: the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person
: 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
: to put on a fixed allowance (as of food and drink)
: to supply in a fixed or regular quantity
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