Afford - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈfɔːrd|  American pronunciation of the word afford
Brit.  |əˈfɔːd|  British pronunciation of the word afford


- be able to spare or give up

I can't afford to spend two hours with this person

- be the cause or source of(syn: give, yield)

Our meeting afforded much interesting information

- have the financial means to do something or buy something

We can't afford to send our children to college
Can you afford this car?

- afford access to (syn: give, open)


We were too poor to afford a doctor.

He'll be able to afford a house next year.

Don't spend more than you can afford.

They couldn't afford new coats for the children.

We can afford waiting a while longer.

All of the rooms afford views of the lake.

He was afforded the opportunity to work for a judge.

I can't afford it.

I cannot afford the time.

She could not afford to pay.

The district affords minerals.

The hills afford a fine view.

I cannot afford it at so little price.

The room affords a beautiful view over the city.

It afforded her the opportunity to improve her tennis skills.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: afford
he/she/it: affords
present participle: affording
past tense: afforded
past participle: afforded
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