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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How to use allowance in a sentence?
Both are breakage plays in that not all customers will use their allowance, but perhaps more importantly they also lock in customer loyalty as customers need to fly the airline to realize the benefit.
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.
Most kids his age, they’re saving their allowance to buy video games or something to play with. But for him to save up to buy snacks and pizza for us, that was just really awesome.
The guy Haberkorn — who is a professional personal injury lawyer — did a number on me, then he looked me up, found out who my dad is, and saw dollar signs when he learned my name. He assumed I was a billionaire, which I’m not, i live on a budget like anyone else, I get a monthly allowance, I am not shopping on Madison Avenue, I take the subway, and I am very frugal. I am not Paris Hilton.
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.
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- отстъпка, разрешение, признаване, вземане предвид, позволение, допусканеBulgarian
- کمک هزینهPersian
- annos, salliminen, määräraha, varaus, päivärahaFinnish
- pension alimentaireFrench
- cuibhreannScottish Gaelic
- razione, permesso, concessione, attenuante, delibera, sgravioItalian
- 給与, こずかいJapanese
- ски́дка, посо́бие, разреше́ние, допуще́ние, приня́тие, приня́тие во внима́ние, льго́та, позволе́ние, попра́вка, до́пуск, призна́ниеRussian
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