make allowances for

make allowances for (someone/something) to consider particular facts relating to someone or something.

We try to make allowances for our students' different language backgrounds.

When planning a trip, you have to make allowances for things that you can't know ahead of time, such as crowds or bad weather.

Related vocabulary: allow for something, take something into account

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • make allowances for — make allowance for 1) you must make allowances for delays Syn: take into consideration, take into account, bear in mind, have regard to, provide for, plan for, make plans for, get ready for, allow for, make provision for, make preparations for,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • make allowances for — see under ↑allow • • • Main Entry: ↑make …   Useful english dictionary

  • make allowances for — index countenance, excuse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • make allowances for — ► make allowances for 1) take into consideration. 2) treat (someone) leniently because of their difficult circumstances. Main Entry: ↑allowance …   English terms dictionary

  • make allowances for — take into account, consider …   English contemporary dictionary

  • make allowances (for) — …   Useful english dictionary

  • make allowances for someone — make allowances for (someone/something) to consider particular facts relating to someone or something. We try to make allowances for our students different language backgrounds. When planning a trip, you have to make allowances for things that… …   New idioms dictionary

  • make allowances for something — make allowances for (someone/something) to consider particular facts relating to someone or something. We try to make allowances for our students different language backgrounds. When planning a trip, you have to make allowances for things that… …   New idioms dictionary

  • make allowances (for somebody) — make allowances (for sb) idiom to allow sb to behave in a way that you would not usually accept, because of a problem or because there is a special reason • You have to make allowances for him because he s tired. Main entry: ↑allowanceidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • make allowance for — Synonyms and related words: admit, admit exceptions, allow, allow for, bear with, blink at, color, concede, condone, connive at, consider, consider the circumstances, consider the source, diminish, discount, disregard, ease, endure, extenuate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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