verb (used with object)
Origin of afford
Related Words for affordingmanage, allow, provide, grant, offer, support, bear, sustain, incur, stand, spare, render, supply, yield, bestow, impart, furnish
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Contemporary Examples of affording
My first week in Tel Aviv was one meeting followed by another, affording little time to enjoy this emerald by the sea of a city.
Sometimes just affording your life there can feel like a perpetual grind.
The only thing it may have accomplished was affording Touré a live audition for his own network show in the near future.Piers Morgan Vs. Touré: How the CNN Host Blew It
March 31, 2012
Historical Examples of affording
To most of us "expanding" and "affording" amount to the same thing.The Conquest of Fear
Fortunately the composition was polished, affording little friction.Slaves of Mercury
Again he leaped clear, affording us another chance for a picture.Tales of Fishes
Never is he happier than by affording pleasure to his friends.'A Day's Ride
Charles James Lever
Distress was all around him, with no possibility of his affording any relief.Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi
John S. C. Abbott
Word Origin for afford
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.