allow for sb/sth phrasal

verb (T) to consider all the possible facts, problems, costs etc involved in a plan or situation and make sure that you can deal successfully with them: Allowing for inflation, the cost of the project is $2 million.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • allow for sb/sth — 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. »We have to allow for the… …   Financial and business terms

  • allow for sth — 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. »We have to allow for the… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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. »We have to allow for the… …   Financial and business terms

  • allow — al|low W1S1 [əˈlau] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(can do something)¦ 2¦(make something possible)¦ 3¦(have enough of something)¦ 4¦(correct/permitted)¦ 5 allow me Phrasal verbs  allow for somebody/something  allow of something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • allow — al‧low [əˈlaʊ] verb [transitive] 1. ACCOUNTING when the tax authorities allow an amount, cost, or expense, they permit it not to be counted as part of income or profits: • You re allowed a certain amount a year in personal allowances, before you… …   Financial and business terms

  • bring sth about phrasal — verb (T) to make something happen: Computers have brought about many changes in the workplace. bring sb/sth around/round phrasal verb (T) 1 bring the conversation around/round to to deliberately and gradually introduce a new subject into a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • grandfather sb/sth into sth — UK US grandfather sb/sth into sth Phrasal Verb with grandfather({{}}/ˈɡrænfɑːðər/ verb US LAW (also grandfather sb/sth in) ► to allow someone to continue to do or to have something that a new law or rule makes illegal: »Most existing companies… …   Financial and business terms

  • grandfather sth into sth — UK US grandfather sb/sth into sth Phrasal Verb with grandfather({{}}/ˈɡrænfɑːðər/ verb US LAW (also grandfather sb/sth in) ► to allow someone to continue to do or to have something that a new law or rule makes illegal: »Most existing companies… …   Financial and business terms

  • grandfather sb into sth — UK US grandfather sb/sth into sth Phrasal Verb with grandfather({{}}/ˈɡrænfɑːðər/ verb US LAW (also grandfather sb/sth in) ► to allow someone to continue to do or to have something that a new law or rule makes illegal: »Most existing companies… …   Financial and business terms

  • defer to sb/sth — UK US defer to sb/sth Phrasal Verb with defer({{}}/dɪˈfɜːr/ verb [T] ( rr ) FORMAL ► to allow another person or organization to make decisions for you because you respect them, or because of their higher rank, greater knowledge, etc.: »For this… …   Financial and business terms

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