Synonyms for Allowance:


arithmetic, block, accumulation, backlog, batch, balance, capacity. contribution, fellowship, bequest, subvention, annuity, legacy, handout, pension, inheritance, stint, dole, aid, remittance, pocket money, scholarship, Rhodes Scholarship, endowment, bursary, subsidy. leave, claw back, allow, 1099, corporate welfare, 1040 form, authorization, permission, permit, approbation, O.K., chancellor of the exchequer, license, chargeable, audit, the Boston Tea Party. collect, divvy. agree. allotment (noun)
portion, allotment, quantum, split, allocation, share, slice, partition, stake, budget, ration, part, percentage, piece, commission, proportion, division, stipend, assignment, chunk, dispensation, segment, measure, parcel, lot, apportionment, quota.
allowance (noun)
allowance account, valuation account, adjustment, leeway, tolerance, margin, valuation reserve.
amount of money or other supply (noun)
contribution, apportionment, prize, fellowship, stipend, aid, honorarium, legacy, annuity, commission, quantity, pension, allocation, scholarship, inheritance, endowment, portion, grant, bequest, wage, part, cut, interest, slice, piece, stint, bounty, measure, quota, lot, gift, share, ration, subsidy, allotment, remittance.
authorization (noun)
compensation (noun)
compromise (noun)
appeasement, compromise, compensation, mediation, middle course, adjustment, concession, settlement, halfway point, reconciliation, accommodation.
consent (noun)
ratification, endorsement, acceptance, consent, acquiescence, sanction, approval, concurrence, assent.
discount; concession (noun)
sanction, accommodation, deduction, adjustment, reduction.
leave (noun)
permit (noun)
portion (noun)
half, bit, member, fraction, sector, dividend, compartment, subdivision, interest, cut, helping, stock, zone.
possession (noun)
qualification (noun)
exception, mitigation, limitation, provision, stipulation, condition, modification, qualification, reservation, proviso, catch.
reward (noun)
consideration, sweepstakes, bounty, incentive, temptation, bonus, inducement, award, gratuity, enticement, gift, wage, tribute, treat, grant, tip, amends, wages, reward, payment, plum, sweetener, atonement, prize, honorarium, stimulation, lure, carrot, remuneration.
weigh (noun)
rationalize, allow for, excuse, consider, justify.


discount (verb)
reduction, deduction, discount.

Other synonyms:

backlog, chancellor of the exchequer, bursary, scholarship, the Boston Tea Party, arithmetic, pocket money, corporate welfare, Rhodes Scholarship, claw back, annuity. balance, audit, batch, accumulation, O.K., deduction. block, fellowship, approbation, capacity, dole, chargeable, license. assistance

Usage examples for allowance

  1. He makes some allowance for the weakness of human nature, and can excuse even my ill- temper." – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  2. This the Judge thought reasonable allowance in view of the plaintiff's present circumstances and difficulties." – Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State by Stephen Field; George C. Gorham
  3. This is the first time you have failed to collect your allowance in over a year. – Danger at the Drawbridge by Mildred A. Wirt