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"
afford, open, give(verb)
afford access to
"the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
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?"
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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