be able to spare or give up
"I can't afford to spend two hours with this person"
yield, give, afford(verb)
be the cause or source of
"He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
commit, chip in, dedicate, succumb, cave in, relent, impart, pass, pass on, move over, return, establish, reach, concede, have, give in, fall in, make, give, collapse, throw, gift, kick in, feed, break, ease up, apply, cede, grant, knuckle under, founder, devote, hold, buckle under, render, soften, present, sacrifice, yield, open, turn over, leave, give way, consecrate, generate, contribute, pay, hand, bear
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, open, give(verb)
afford access to
"the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
Bear is the most general of these words; it is metaphorically to hold up or keep up a burden of care, pain, grief, annoyance, or the like, without sinking, lamenting, or repining. Allow and permit involve large concession of the will; put up with and tolerate imply decided aversion and reluctant withholding of opposition or interference; whispering is allowed by the school-teacher who does not forbid nor censure it; one puts up with the presence of a disagreeable visitor; a state tolerates a religion which it would be glad to suppress. To endure is to bear with strain and resistance, but with conscious power; endure conveys a fuller suggestion of contest and conquest than bear. One may choose to endure the pain of a surgical operation rather than take anesthetics; he permits the thing to come which he must brace himself to endure when it comes. To afford is to be equal to a pecuniary demand, i. e., to be able to bear it. To brook is quietly to put up with provocation or insult. Abide combines the senses of await and endure; as, I will abide the result. Compare ABIDE; SUPPORT.
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How to use afford in a sentence?
Immigration is one of the most serious problem facing the European Union today, the EU's countries seek a solution... but Hungary cannot afford to wait any longer.
It speaks volumes that instead of proposing steps to help students afford college and pay back their student loans, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to gut hundreds of billions of dollars in financial aid and perpetuate our nation's student debt crisis.
It shows that people have no way to afford things, so they’re using the most creative means to survive.
Folks are living in unlawful spaces that don't meet code, unsafe spaces, and they have been doing it because they want to be there and it's the only way they can afford to be there.
Today our clients have less money and there is no bank which can afford to refrain from cutting costs or raising efficiency in an environment of depressed revenue growth and rising costs of risk, for some banks it is a question of survival, for others - it is a question of choosing priorities in cost cutting and development.
Translations for afford
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- принасям, давам, доставямBulgarian
- dovolovat, dovolitCzech
- imstande sein, gewähren, leistenGerman
- tarjota, saada, tuottaa, olla varaa, antaaFinnish
- permettre, offrirFrench
- módjában állHungarian
- ゆとり, 余裕, 供給, 与えるJapanese
- skaffe, tåle, ha råd tilNorwegian
- pozwalać, pozwolićPolish
- [[conseguir]] [[pagar]], proverPortuguese
- позволить, позволять, быть в состоянии, предоставлять, предоставитьRussian
- priùštiti, приуштитиSerbo-Croatian
- dopriať si, dovoľovať si, dovoliť si, dopriavať siSlovak
- ge, skänka, beredaSwedish
- parası yetmekTurkish
- дозволя́ти собі́Ukrainian
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