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

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

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

  2. : brand

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

allowance play
  1. : a share or portion allotted or granted

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

  3. : a fixed or available amount

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

  2. : to supply in a fixed or regular quantity


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