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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"

  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:
    soak, sousing, drenching, souse, soakage, soaking

  3. afford, open, give(verb)

    afford access to

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

    Synonyms:
    social phobia

  4. 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:
    spirited, lame, zippy, spicy, granulose, high, gamy, racy, spunky, gimpy, juicy, feisty, blue, mettlesome, coarse-grained, crippled, risque, granular, mealy, bouncy, naughty, gamey, halting, gritty, peppy, enlivened, halt, grainy, bouncing, farinaceous, plucky, game

    Antonyms:
    spiritless, cowardly, fearful

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. Erin Smith:

    Over three billion people can only afford that type of shoe, they hang on to them, they fix them, they duct tape them, mend them and then usually discard them.

  2. Deborah Arnott:

    Tobacco manufacturers are some of the most profitable companies on earth ; they can easily afford the costs of radical action to drive down smoking rates.

  3. Stephane Reynier de Montlaux:

    They cannot go to the hospital just because they cannot afford the price (of treatment) and whole logistics (of getting there), so they go back to the village and the kid dies in the village ... It's a very recurrent story.

  4. Med Jones:

    Over the long term, if government revenues continue to be more than expenditures (surplus), then the economic health of the country is good, because the government can afford to invest in development projects such as research and development, education and infrastructure. With more income, the government can also afford to lower taxes, which increase corporate profits and attracts more foreign investors, resulting in more economic activities, creating more jobs and enlarging the consumer spending and government revenues overall despite income tax cuts. It is what I call a virtuous economic cycle.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    The truth is we cannot afford to continue this level of income and wealth inequality and we cannot afford a billionaire class whose greed and corruption has been at war with the working families in this country for 45 years.

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