allowance · noun C /əˈlaʊ.ənts/Full view
C1 money that you are given regularly, especially to pay for a particular thing
Dictionary example:

a clothing allowance

Learner example:

She spends most of her allowance quickly and is then without money for the rest of the month. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; German)

make allowances for sb/sth
C2 to remember that someone has a disadvantage which is not their fault when you are judging their behaviour or work
Dictionary example:

They made allowances for the fact that he was ill.

Learner example:

I would say Mr Stevens is a victim of his sense of duty, which makes him think of marriage as a traitor's act, but I don't know to what extent we should make allowances for his strong convictions. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Catalan)

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