make some allowance for

Definition of make some allowance for

  1. :  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

  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. :  being an unknown, undetermined, or unspecified unit or thing

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

    :  being of an unspecified amount or number

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

    :  an indefinite additional amount

  1. :  about

    :  in some degree :  somewhat

    :  to some degree or extent :  a little

  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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