1 allocation, allotment, amount, annuity, apportionment, grant, lot, measure, pension, portion, quota, ration, remittance, share, stint, stipend, subsidy
2 admission, concession, sanction, sufferance, toleration
3 concession, deduction, discount, rebate, reduction
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allowance ( allowances plural )
1 n-count An allowance is money that is given to someone, usually on a regular basis, in order to help them pay for the things that they need.
usu with supp, oft N of amount
He lives on a single parent's allowance of £70 a week...
2 n-count A child's allowance is money that is given to him or her every week or every month by his or her parents.
(mainly AM) usu poss N
in BRIT, use pocket money
3 n-count Your tax allowance is the amount of money that you are allowed to earn before you have to start paying income tax.
(BRIT) usu with supp
...those earning less than the basic tax allowance.
in AM, use personal exemption
4 n-count A particular type of allowance is an amount of something that you are allowed in particular circumstances.
Most of our flights have a baggage allowance of 44lbs per passenger.
5 If you make allowancesfor something, you take it into account in your decisions, plans, or actions.
make allowances for sthg phrase V and N inflect, oft PHR for n
We'll make allowances in the schedule for time off...
6 If you make allowancesfor someone, you accept behaviour which you would not normally accept or deal with them less severely than you would normally, because of a problem that they have.
make allowances for sb phrase V inflects, oft PHR for n
He's tired so I'll make allowances for him.
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