Associations to the word «Afford»


AFFORD, verb. To incur, stand, or bear without serious detriment, as an act which might under other circumstances be injurious;—with an auxiliary, as can, could, might, etc.; to be able or rich enough.
AFFORD, verb. To offer, provide, or supply, as in selling, granting, expending, with profit, or without loss or too great injury.
AFFORD, verb. To give forth; to supply, yield, or produce as the natural result, fruit, or issue.
AFFORD, verb. To give, grant, or confer, with a remoter reference to its being the natural result; to provide; to furnish.

Dictionary definition

AFFORD, verb. Be able to spare or give up; "I can't afford to spend two hours with this person".
AFFORD, verb. Be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information".
AFFORD, verb. 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, verb. Afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace".

Wise words

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Mohandas Gandhi