Synonyms for afford
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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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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
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How to use afford in a sentence?
Some people who call say that's still a lot and they can't afford it, then they call back because they see it's more expensive elsewhere.
Apple iPhone SE will target feature phone upgraders, first-time smartphone buyers and prepaid consumers in Asia who cannot afford, or are not familiar with, bigger-screen smartphones.
They saw firsthand how mood and behavioral problems impact a man and a family, it would have been awfully nice if the NFL — who could well afford it — had allowed CTE to be compensated.
Only exceptionally rational men can afford to be absurd.
We can't afford for this to be leaked, they've got more money and better technology so we have to be careful.
Translations for afford
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- давам, принасям, доставямBulgarian
- dovolit, dovolovatCzech
- leisten, gewähren, imstande seinGerman
- olla varaa, tarjota, tuottaa, saada, antaaFinnish
- offrir, permettreFrench
- módjában állHungarian
- 与える, 余裕, ゆとり, 供給Japanese
- skaffe, tåle, ha råd tilNorwegian
- pozwalać, pozwolićPolish
- [[conseguir]] [[pagar]], proverPortuguese
- предоставить, быть в состоянии, предоставлять, позволять, позволитьRussian
- приуштити, priùštitiSerbo-Croatian
- dovoliť si, dopriavať si, dovoľovať si, dopriať siSlovak
- bereda, skänka, geSwedish
- parası yetmekTurkish
- дозволя́ти собі́Ukrainian
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