|part of speech:
||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.
- excuse, forgive, overlook, pardon
- similar words:
||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.
- consider, regard