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English definition of “allowance”

allowance

noun (ACCEPTING)    /əˈlaʊ.əns/
make allowances for C2 To make allowances for someone is to think about their characteristics and not judge them too severely: You should make allowances for him - he's been quite ill recently. "This is a poor piece of work." "Yes, but you should make allowances for the fact that she's only seven."Treating someone well
(Definition of allowance noun (ACCEPTING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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