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Verb: afford  u'ford
  1. Be able to spare or give up
    "I can't afford to spend two hours with this person"
     
  2. Be the cause or source of
    "Our meeting afforded much interesting information";
    - yield, give
     
  3. 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?"
     
  4. Provide entry or access to
    - open, give

Derived forms: affords, affording, afforded

Type of: drop, expend, furnish, provide, render, spend, supply

Encyclopedia: Afford