Meaning: to consider something, or take it into account, when making plans or making a decisionSynonym: take into account
- allow for sth Don't forget to allow for inflation when estimating your future expenses.
- allow sth for sth You should allow time for traffic jams when deciding what time to leave for the airport.
allow for: delays, costs, expenses, traffic jams, bad weather, inflation
If I had allowed for extra expenses like medical costs, I wouldn't have