allow for - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyallow for
he/she/itallows for
present participleallowing for
past tenseallowed for
past participleallowed for
  1. allow for something to consider something when making a plan or calculation

    The cost of the new road, allowing for inflation, is around £17 million.

    The survey does not allow for the fact that some students are attending part-time.

See also main entry: allow