Synonyms for allowance
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)
"travel allowance"; "my weekly allowance of two eggs"; "a child's allowance should not be too generous"
a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses
an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances
"an allowance for profit"
modification, accommodation, readjustment, leeway, allowance account, adaptation, alteration, adaption, valuation account, fitting, margin, adjustment, registration, tolerance, valuation reserve
allowance, leeway, margin, tolerancenoun
a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
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
the act of allowing
"He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room"
put on a fixed allowance, as of food
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List of paraphrases for "allowance":
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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The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
My views have gone more towards allowance of a patient with medical marijuana, documented for a good medical reason, to be allowed to take it without getting penalized for it.
Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.
The chess board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient. But we also know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too . . . If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same . . . Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it.
Translations for allowance
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- отстъпка, вземане предвид, разрешение, признаване, позволение, допусканеBulgarian
- کمک هزینهPersian
- määräraha, varaus, päiväraha, salliminen, annosFinnish
- pension alimentaireFrench
- cuibhreannScottish Gaelic
- sgravio, delibera, razione, permesso, concessione, attenuanteItalian
- 給与, こずかいJapanese
- приня́тие, посо́бие, призна́ние, до́пуск, разреше́ние, попра́вка, позволе́ние, льго́та, ски́дка, приня́тие во внима́ние, допуще́ниеRussian
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