allowance synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term allowance:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. allowancenoun

    an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)

    Synonyms:
    tolerance, valuation account, leeway, allowance account, valuation reserve, adjustment, margin

  2. allowancenoun

    a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses

    Synonyms:
    tolerance, valuation account, leeway, allowance account, valuation reserve, adjustment, margin

  3. allowance, adjustmentnoun

    an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances

    Synonyms:
    modification, accommodation, readjustment, leeway, allowance account, allowance, adaptation, alteration, adaption, valuation account, fitting, margin, adjustment, registration, tolerance, valuation reserve

  4. allowance, leeway, margin, tolerancenoun

    a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

    Synonyms:
    perimeter, leeway, allowance account, security deposit, permissiveness, gross profit margin, gross profit, valuation account, allowance, margin, adjustment, border, tolerance, valuation reserve

  5. valuation reserve, valuation account, allowance, allowance accountnoun

    a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets

    Synonyms:
    leeway, allowance account, valuation account, allowance, margin, adjustment, tolerance, valuation reserve

  6. allowanceverb

    the act of allowing

    Synonyms:
    tolerance, valuation account, leeway, allowance account, valuation reserve, adjustment, margin

  7. allowanceverb

    put on a fixed allowance, as of food

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. allowancenoun

    An allowance is a stipulated amount furnished at regular intervals as a matter of discretion or gratuity, as of food to besieged soldiers, or of money to a child or ward. Compensation is a comprehensive word signifying a return for a service done. Remuneration is applied to matters of great amount or importance. Recompense is a still wider and loftier word, with less suggestion of calculation and market value; there are services for which affection and gratitude are the sole and sufficient recompense; earnings, fees, hire, pay, salary, and wages are forms of compensation and may be included in compensation, remuneration, or recompense. Pay is commercial and strictly signifies an exact pecuniary equivalent for a thing or service, except when the contrary is expressly stated, as when we speak of "high pay" or "poor pay." Wages denotes what a worker receives. Earnings is often used as exactly equivalent to wages, but may be used with reference to the real value of work done or service rendered, and even applied to inanimate things; as, the earnings of capital. Hire is distinctly mercenary or menial, but as a noun has gone out of popular use, tho the verb to hire is common. Salary is for literary or professional work, wages for handicraft or other comparatively inferior service; a salary is regarded as more permanent than wages; an editor receives a salary, a compositor receives wages. Stipend has become exclusively a literary word. A fee is given for a single service or privilege, and is sometimes in the nature of a gratuity. Compare REQUITE.

    Synonyms:
    compensation, earnings, fee, hire, honorarium, pay, payment, recompense, remuneration, requital, salary, stipend, wages

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. allowancenoun

    Synonyms:
    permission, leave, license, permit, authorization, connivance, sanction, authority, approbation, sufferance

  2. allowancenoun

    Synonyms:
    admission, acknowledgment, concession, assent

  3. allowancenoun

    Synonyms:
    stipend, salary, pay, hire, wages, remuneration, recompense, commission, EXHIBITION, PITTANCE

  4. allowancenoun

    Synonyms:
    qualification, modification, extenuation, limitation, exception

  5. allowancenoun

    Synonyms:
    ration, stated quantity (of food or drink)

  6. allowanceverb

    Synonyms:
    put upon allowance, limit in the supply of food

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

allowances, allocation, amortization, stipend, subsidy, compensation, indemnity, severance, grant, benefit, depreciation, allocations, deduction, provision, damping, benefits, subvention, subsidies, subsidized, diem, award, amortisation, subventions, premium, bonus



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