allowance · noun C /əˈlɑʊ.əns/Full view
C1 money that you are given regularly
Dictionary examples:

a clothing allowance

We give each of our kids an allowance of five dollars a week.

Learner example:

She spends most of her allowance quickly and is then without money for the rest of the month. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; German)

make allowances for sb/sth
C2 to remember that someone has a disadvantage which is not their fault when you are judging their behavior or work
Dictionary example:

They made allowances for the fact that he was ill.

Learner example:

I would say Mr. Stevens is a victim of his sense of duty, which makes him think of marriage as a traitor's act, but I don't know to what extent we should make allowances for his strong convictions. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Catalan)

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