verb (used with object)
Origin of afford
Examples from the Web for afforded
Federal judges are afforded a great deal of leeway by the legal system due to the difficulty of removing them from office.
There, they are represented by a union and are afforded full police protection when something goes wrong.
All this beautiful acceptance we are afforded can quickly evaporate.
But the intensity of the mob around Allen is not afforded to every celebrity.
I had never been afforded this luxury in my other stays here.
Special pleasure was afforded me by the development of the Technical High School.The Kaiser's Memoirs|William II, German Emperor
I might have walked miles and not found a lark which afforded me so much sport, and the hawk such a lung-opener.The Art and Practice of Hawking|Edward B. Michell
But I was not content with the first view that had been afforded me at the Exchange.
The halls of Congress afforded the vantage-ground from which assaults were made upon these guarantees.The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Jefferson Davis
On each side, almost down to the bridge itself, extended trees and shrubbery that afforded excellent hiding places.The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice|Allen Chapman
British Dictionary definitions for afforded
Word Origin for afford
Word Origin and History for afforded
Change of -th- to -d- took place late 16c. (and also transformed burthen and murther into their modern forms). Prefix shift to af- took place 16c. under mistaken belief that it was a Latin word in ad-. Notion of "accomplish" (late Old English) gradually became "manage to buy or maintain; have enough money (to do something)" (1833). Older sense is preserved in afford (one) an opportunity. Related: Afforded; affording.