verb (used with object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of afford
OTHER WORDS FROM affordun·af·ford·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH affordaccord, afford
Example sentences from the Web for afford
For those who can’t afford to make purchases based solely on their environmental impact, advocating for systemic change is just as important.Trying to shop sustainably? Here’s what you need to consider.|Sarah Kaplan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
“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.”Prince George’s will use DNA registries to solve cold cases through new DOJ grant|Katie Mettler|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
It’s already months too late, and we can’t afford to wait any longer.Restaurants and the People Who Work in Them Need a Bailout. Let’s Finally Give Them One.|Meghan McCarron|November 19, 2020|Eater
Other boys his age had already quit school, unable to afford the fees, and worked full time.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories|by Melissa Sanchez|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
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.Miss Manners: Family visit becomes one big project|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
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.Hunger Games Comes to New York State’s Public Schools|Zephyr Teachout|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
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.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper