verb (used with object)
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Origin of afford
OTHER WORDS FROM affordun·af·ford·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH affordaccord, afford
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How to use afford in a sentence
The equal protection women enjoyed, according to the Supreme Court, wasn’t as strong as the protection that the Constitution afforded against racial discrimination.Ginsburg’s Legal Victories For Women Led To Landmark Anti-Discrimination Rulings For The LGBTQ Community, Too|LGBTQ-Editor|September 24, 2020|No Straight News
At some point we can’t afford some of our employees because we don’t have money coming in from our clients.‘How much do we want to get screwed?’: Confessions of an agency exec on lack of payment due to coronavirus|Kristina Monllos|September 24, 2020|Digiday
The most advanced AI techniques require an enormous amount of computational resources, which increasingly only the wealthiest companies can afford.OpenAI is giving Microsoft exclusive access to its GPT-3 language model|Niall Firth|September 23, 2020|MIT Technology Review
His family could not afford to send his grandmother to a nursing home with services like physical therapy.He Wanted to Fix Rural America’s Broken Nursing Homes. Now, Taxpayers May Be on the Hook for $76 Million.|by Max Blau for Georgia Health News|September 22, 2020|ProPublica
There’s a certain part of the public that can afford it, and those sort of people want to know where the product is coming from.Allbirds is stepping up for the planet—by treading lightly on it|sheilamarikar|September 21, 2020|Fortune
The irony has thinned with the economy, perhaps: Who can really afford just to pretend to DIY today?Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.|Ana Marie Cox|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His stepfather had left his mother and they could no longer afford the house in which they lived.
As a matter of dollars and cents, America in the short term may be able to afford disability and food stamps.Bush, Christie, Romney: Who’ll Be the GOP Class Warrior?|Lloyd Green|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It represented everything about the kind of comfort and the little luxuries in life that a good glass of Scotch can afford us.A Whisky Connoisseur Remembers That First Sip of The Macallan||December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Selling off the extras, I saw my neighbor marvel at the scent and murmur that he wished he could afford one.
I doubt if the modern community can afford to continue it; it certainly cannot afford to extend it very widely.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Here and there are left a few plants without having their tops broken off, in order that they may afford seeds for another year.
Our gunners had put more than they could afford into the bombardment and had very little wherewith to pave the way.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Sensations were not so common in San Bernardino that they could afford to slight so notable an occasion as this.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
In some cases a small stained glass window is set in the side or front, but only rich men can afford this luxury.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike