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make allowance (or al...

make allowance (or allowances) for

 
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allowance
part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to be lenient toward (someone) due to knowing and understanding why a certain behavior has occurred; excuse; pardon.
Knowing that the roads wouldn't be clear of snow in some parts of town, the boss made allowances for the lateness of the employees.
synonyms:
excuse, forgive, overlook, pardon
similar words:
endure
definition 2: to take into account as a mitigating factor in judging or planning.
In deciding how much water to bring along, we forgot to make allowances for washing.
synonyms:
consider, regard