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Synonyms for allowance
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. allowance(noun)

    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"

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

  2. allowance(noun)

    a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses

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

  3. allowance, adjustment(noun)

    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

  4. allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance(noun)

    a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

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

  5. valuation reserve, valuation account, allowance, allowance account(noun)

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

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

  6. allowance(verb)

    the act of allowing

    "He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room"

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

  7. allowance(verb)

    put on a fixed allowance, as of food

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. allowance(n)

    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.

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. allowance(n.)

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

  2. allowance(n.)

    admission, acknowledgment, concession, assent

  3. allowance(n.)

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

  4. allowance(n.)

    qualification, modification, extenuation, limitation, exception

  5. allowance(n.)

    ration, stated quantity (of food or drink)

  6. allowance(v. a.)

    put upon allowance, limit in the supply of food

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. allowance(n)

    permission, concession, admittance, authorization, sanction, tolerance, sufferance, connivance, leave, assent, extenuation, discount, rebate, deduction, annuity, tontine, stipend, alimony

    disallowance, prohibition, refusal, injunction, embargo

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How to use allowance in a sentence?

  1. Saki:

    Scandal is merely the compassionate allowance which the gay make to the humdrum. Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.

  2. Rudyard Kipling:

    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.

  3. Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary:

    Our people don't want to be registered with Danish unions because the Danish collective agreement -- which has been such a success on world-leading Danish airlines like Cimber Air, Sterling, Maersk, all of whom bestride the aviation globe as international colossi -- would require us to cut their pay, our pay is higher than the Danish collective agreement, but we would have to then pay for things like their underwear -- they have an underwear allowance because that's what's in the Danish collective agreement -- and, frankly, our pilots and cabin crew would rather buy their own knickers as long as we pay them more money.

  4. Sonya Savage:

    The special allowance program will protect the value of our oil by ensuring that operators are only producing what they are able to move to market.

  5. Jacqui Esparza:

    First thing was we can get almost all the bills paid, but what are we going to do about rent, because our rent comes from my husband's pay, which includes housing allowance, without that we can't afford the Seattle area.

Translations for allowance

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  • بدلArabic
  • отстъпка, разрешение, признаване, вземане предвид, позволение, допусканеBulgarian
  • ErlaubnisGerman
  • toleranciaSpanish
  • کمک هزینهPersian
  • annos, salliminen, määräraha, varaus, päivärahaFinnish
  • pension alimentaireFrench
  • cuibhreannScottish Gaelic
  • razione, permesso, concessione, attenuante, delibera, sgravioItalian
  • קצבהHebrew
  • 給与, こずかいJapanese
  • toestemmingDutch
  • ଅନୁମତିOriya
  • kieszonkowePolish
  • abonoPortuguese
  • ски́дка, посо́бие, разреше́ние, допуще́ние, приня́тие, приня́тие во внима́ние, льго́та, позволе́ние, попра́вка, до́пуск, призна́ниеRussian
  • tillåtelseSwedish
  • கொடுப்பனவுTamil
  • الاؤنسUrdu
  • 津贴Chinese

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