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?
A lot of companies who pay dividends and can no longer afford them are more likely to suspend or defer than those who have the culture to say 'This is one of the most important things to our shareholder base,'.
You can sense the frustration, some have said to us privately that they are thinking seriously about whether they can afford to keep these operations going.
I have two children and my husband and I can just afford their basic needs. But every day prices are going up, i hope they sign a deal. I am not very interested in political aspects of the issue. What I want is my life and the economy to improve.
I'm running for president to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America, we cannot afford four more years of President Trump's reckless and unethical actions.
Government after government has delayed investing in infrastructure. We can't afford any more delays. We must build.
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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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