verb (used with object)
Origin of afford
Examples from the Web for affords
Part of the experience with any tobacco is the relationship it affords with time.
Is it pompous to wonder why, as a working journalist, Wikipedia affords the other guy that title?
What a majority of Israelis support is the principle of separation that the “two-state solution” affords.
Running Hyde Park in the early morning affords a blend of sights, sounds, and, yes, smells.
He will take them into the lighthouse and up the spiral staircase to the top, which affords a spectacular view of the Arabian Sea.
Yet with other women it affords me mad pleasure to kiss them, every part of their bodies.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
The excellent automobile road around the rim affords easy approach afoot as well as by automobile and bicycle.The Book of the National Parks|Robert Sterling Yard
It affords you always so much pleasure to praise and commend; well, sir, praise and commend what we are doing.Louisa Of Prussia and Her Times|Louise Muhlbach
The following letter, which was found in Laspi, near Baidar, affords a curious insight into the feeling of Russian civilians.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell
The experience of Great Britain affords an illustrious comment on the excellence of the institution.The Federalist Papers|Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
British Dictionary definitions for affords
Word Origin for afford
Word Origin and History for affords
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.