Synonyms for make allowance

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-lou-uhns
Phonetic Transcription : əˈlaʊ əns

Top 10 synonyms for make allowance Other synonyms for the word make allowance

Définition of make allowance

Origin :
  • late 14c., "praise" (a sense now obsolete), from Old French aloance "allowance, granting, allocation," from alouer (see allow). Sense of "a sum alloted to meet expenses" is from c.1400. In accounts, meaning "a sum placed to one's credit" is attested from 1520s. To make allowances is literally to add or deduct a sum from someone's account for some special circumstance. Figurative use of the phrase is attested from 1670s.
  • As in rationalize : verb make excuse; justify
  • As in bear with : verb tolerate
  • As in forgive : verb stop blame and grant pardon
Example sentences :
  • But we must make allowance for these girds and gibes at Democracy, of which we have given a specimen.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • No doubt as in the case of men, so in the case of women, we must make allowance for race and climate.
  • Extract from : « The Legacy of Greece » by Various
  • I can make allowance once in a while for the boys gettin' on a jamboree, but by Christmas!
  • Extract from : « The Trail of '98 » by Robert W. Service
  • It shan't appear again, or if it does, you will make allowance, won't you?
  • Extract from : « Michael » by E. F. Benson
  • Confound it, I can make allowance, sir, if you'll tell me your deviation!
  • Extract from : « Blow The Man Down » by Holman Day
  • I was not offended, for I am the first to make allowance when rudeness is not intentional.
  • Extract from : « The Lowest Rung » by Mary Cholmondeley
  • You will understand this, and I hope our readers will make allowance for it.
  • Extract from : « Spare Hours » by John Brown
  • "I shall not make allowance," interrupted Mrs. Jasher angrily.
  • Extract from : « The Green Mummy » by Fergus Hume
  • Vaucorbeil went on: "At least let us make allowance for abilities."
  • Extract from : « Bouvard and Pcuchet » by Gustave Flaubert
  • He is not what he used to be, gentlemen, you must make allowance for his infirmities.
  • Extract from : « Wood Magic » by Richard Jefferies

Antonyms for make allowance

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