Synonyms for afford
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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.6 / 9 votes
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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.1 / 10 votes
Princeton's WordNet2.4 / 7 votes
be able to spare or give up
"I can't afford to spend two hours with this person"
yield, give, affordverb
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, giveverb
afford access to
"the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
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
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
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We really have a chance to reach a final agreement in the coming days and we cannot afford, Libya cannot afford, to miss this opportunity.
We have never failed a tax levy, with the tax shift, I’m starting to hear from some people that they may not be able to afford to vote ‘yes,’ because they can’t afford it.
Our government has spent more than we could afford; borrowed money and called it revenue, rather than responsibly budgeting the money we had, we implemented programs we couldn’t afford.
I haven't heard about the new capital. How can we afford a brand new city when we can't afford new roads or schools? who's going to pay for it? The Gulf? If they pay for it, then it's their capital. We'll just be renting it.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Translations for afford
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- принасям, доставям, давамBulgarian
- dovolovat, dovolitCzech
- leisten, imstande sein, gewährenGerman
- tarjota, antaa, olla varaa, tuottaa, saadaFinnish
- offrir, permettreFrench
- módjában állHungarian
- թույլ տալArmenian
- 供給, 余裕, 与える, ゆとりJapanese
- skaffe, tåle, ha råd tilNorwegian
- pozwalać, pozwolićPolish
- prover, [[conseguir]] [[pagar]]Portuguese
- предоставить, предоставлять, позволять, быть в состоянии, позволитьRussian
- приуштити, priùštitiSerbo-Croatian
- dopriať si, dopriavať si, dovoliť si, dovoľovať siSlovak
- ge, bereda, skänkaSwedish
- parası yetmekTurkish
- дозволя́ти собі́Ukrainian
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