allow for sb

UK US allow for sb/sth
Phrasal Verb with allow({{}}/əˈlaʊ/ verb [T]
to consider someone or something when you are planning something: »

Existing contracts do not allow for any reduction once the pension is being paid.

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We have to allow for the possibility of the project being delayed.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • allow — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French aluer, alouer to place, apportion, allow, from Middle French allocare more at allocate Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to assign as a share or suitable amount (as of time or money) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Allow — Al*low , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Allowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Allowing}.] [OE. alouen, OF. alouer, aloer, aluer, F. allouer, fr. LL. allocare to admit as proved, to place, use; confused with OF. aloer, fr. L. allaudare to extol; ad + laudare to praise …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Allow — Al*low , v. i. To admit; to concede; to make allowance or abatement. [1913 Webster] Allowing still for the different ways of making it. Addison. [1913 Webster] {To allow of}, to permit; to admit. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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