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, prepare for
2)

she made allowances for his faults

Syn:
excuse, make excuses for, forgive, pardon, overlook

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  • 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… …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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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