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Synonyms for afford
əˈfɔrd, əˈfoʊrd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. afford(verb)

    be able to spare or give up

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

    Synonyms:
    yield, open, give

  2. yield, give, afford(verb)

    be the cause or source of

    "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"

    Synonyms:
    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

  3. afford(verb)

    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?"

    Synonyms:
    yield, open, give

  4. afford, open, give(verb)

    afford access to

    "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"

    Synonyms:
    commit, chip in, dedicate, cave in, collapse, spread, impart, spread out, move over, return, establish, reach, present, have, fall in, make, pay, unfold, grant, throw, gift, kick in, feed, break, pass on, ease up, apply, give, open up, open, founder, devote, hold, pass, render, sacrifice, yield, turn over, leave, give way, consecrate, generate, contribute, hand

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. afford

    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.

    Synonyms:
    abide, allow, bear, bear up under, bear with, brook, endure, permit, put up with, submit to, suffer, support, sustain, tolerate, undergo

    Antonyms:
    break, break down, despair, droop, fail, faint, fall, falter, give out, give up, sink, succumb, surrender, yield

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. afford

    Synonyms:
    produce, supply, give, yield, grant, confer, bestow, impart, administer, extend

    Antonyms:
    withhold, deny, withdraw, retain, stint, grudge

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. afford(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    supply, furnish, yield, produce

  2. afford(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    confer, impart, grant, bestow, offer, lend, give, communicate, spare

  3. afford(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    bear the cost or expense of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "afford":

    allow, pay, burden, enable, buy, provide

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How to use afford in a sentence?

  1. Refugees António Guterres:

    Worsening conditions are driving growing numbers towards Europe and further afield, but the overwhelming majority remain in the region, we cannot afford to let them and the communities hosting them slide further into desperation.

  2. Theodore Roosevelt:

    We cannot afford merely to sit down and deplore the evils of city life as inevitable, when cities are constantly growing, both absolutely and relatively. We must set ourselves vigorously about the task of improving them; and this task is now well begun.

  3. Musa Abdullahi:

    I cannot afford meat anymore.

  4. Alan Gayle:

    There are some wicked winds swirling around from a macro perspective and you can't afford to be complacent.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Ist Thessalonians 5:18 says give thanks in all things for this is God's will for you. Yes of course, so says the scripture in black and white. I'm just adding that giving thanks in all things implies these. Glorifying God for giving you thousands of money even when you expected to receive millions. It equally means, appreciating God daily even when you cannot afford three square meal. Giving thanks to God always also comprises, rendering praises to him although you may be presently hospitalized or sick. Thanking God in all things also includes, being happy that you encountered a failure although you wished to see success all the way. Conclusively, giving thanks to God in all things is all about, continuous appreciations to God, regardless of whether you are in a good time or in bad time, favourable or unfavourable condition. That is just the summary of what it really means to give thanks to God at all times. -Emeasoba George


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