View synonyms for afforded


[ uh-fawr-did ]


  1. offered or made available; provided:

    Here at our hotel, you can relax and gaze out over the city while enjoying every afforded comfort.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of afford.

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  • un·af·ford·ed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of afforded1

First recorded in 1730–40, for an earlier sense; afford ( def ) + -ed 2( def ) for the adjective; afford ( def ) + -ed 1( def ) for the verb

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Example Sentences

For those who can’t afford to make purchases based solely on their environmental impact, advocating for systemic change is just as important.

“This grant will afford us a tremendous opportunity to bring closure to our victims’ families,” said county Deputy Police Chief Anthony Schartner, “and to bring justice to our victims.”

It’s already months too late, and we can’t afford to wait any longer.

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Other boys his age had already quit school, unable to afford the fees, and worked full time.

The receipt of such an email gives me the impression that I am expected to give this child a present, but I really can't afford it and am embarrassed to say so.

So these fighters were not guaranteed the same protections afforded POWs.

Citizens must work to survive and make do with the limited resources afforded to them by the Capitol.

Until recently, being published was a pleasure afforded only to a select few.

Federal judges are afforded a great deal of leeway by the legal system due to the difficulty of removing them from office.

But as a white kid I was afforded every opportunity to reform and reinvent myself, so I did.

Herein he found an empty stall that was dark enough not to be seen, and still afforded sufficient light to read in.

Danger threatened from two of them: Mr Bellamy had not afforded the support which he had promised.

Rare indeed were these glimpses of his Majesty, and they afforded interest and excitement enough to last a long while.

In his life on the prairies, this had never been afforded, so to him it was something new, and something gloriously sweet.

That has been left for us to discover, and that glamour in which we see their age is one afforded only by the lapse of time.


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