make some allowance for

Definition of make some allowance for

:to consider (something that causes one to judge less harshly) when making a judgment
  • She performed poorly, but we should make some allowance for her inexperience.

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

some play
  1. : being an unknown, undetermined, or unspecified unit or thing

  2. : being one, a part, or an unspecified number of something (such as a class or group) named or implied

  3. : being of an unspecified amount or number

  1. : one indeterminate quantity, portion, or number as distinguished from the rest

  2. : an indefinite additional amount

  1. : about

  2. : in some degree : somewhat

  3. : to some degree or extent : a little

  1. : characterized by a (specified) thing, quality, state, or action

  1. : group of (so many) members and especially persons

  1. : body

  2. : chromosome

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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