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
Private day camps – for those who can afford them – have sprung up to replace in-person learning, because the wheels of San Diego Unified have stopped turning.The Learning Curve: Even With Schools Closed, State of District ‘Unstoppable’|Will Huntsberry|November 19, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Often, they sell their land and relocate to the mainland only to realize that they can’t afford much more than a shack.
Nor am I able to afford a gift, as I have been looking for a job for more than a year.Miss Manners: Family visit becomes one big project|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
They may not be able to afford it or understand that they even have access to it.Leveraging collective intelligence and AI to benefit society|Jason Sparapani|November 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
So with even a hint that flying might be safe enough within that timescale, many people can afford to take a chance and book now.Airlines saw an immediate boost in passenger bookings following vaccine announcements|David Meyer|November 17, 2020|Fortune
The UN methodology affords its team a little more flexibility.ISIS Fighters Are Killing Faster than Statisticians Can Count|Peter Schwartzstein|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The grand jury inquiry affords opportunity to test accuracy of witness accounts.
For a man who has been accused of sexual assault, celebrity affords certain privileges.Why We're So Hard on Janay Rice and Celebrity Survivors of Abuse|Amy Zimmerman|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Higher socioeconomic background affords certain privileges and protections that can make for a more satisfying sexual life.
If fame affords me the type of ability to do the kind of work I'm being offered, who am I to complain about the downsides.Benedict Cumberbatch’s Revealing Reddit AMA: On Julian Assange’s Letter and Fame|Marlow Stern|October 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That Lannes would have emerged superior to these trials his previous career affords strong reason to presume.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
It possesses, however, one advantage; it warns the foot passenger, and affords him time to get out of the way.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
The soil is sandy, and affords but little nourishment to the stunted trees with which it is furnished.
His table is well supplied from the choicest his larder affords and he cheerfully welcomes all to its side.
Whatever reason the transaction affords for binding the former, it supplies for holding the latter bound.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham