2 : to make available, give forth, or provide naturally or inevitably The sun affords warmth to lớn the earth. A delay that will afford us more time


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give, present, donate, bestow, confer, afford mean khổng lồ convey to another as a possession. Give, the general term, is applicable khổng lồ any passing over of anything by any means. give alms gave her a ride on a pony give my love khổng lồ your mother present carries a chú ý of formality & ceremony. present an award donate is likely to lớn imply a publicized giving (as lớn charity). donate a piano khổng lồ the orphanage bestow implies the conveying of something as a gift & may suggest condescension on the part of the giver. bestow unwanted advice confer implies a gracious giving (as of a favor or honor). confer an honorary degree afford implies a giving or bestowing usually as a natural or legitimate consequence of the character of the giver. the trees afford shade a development that affords us some hope


We were too poor lớn afford a doctor. He"ll be able lớn afford a house next year. Don"t spend more than you can afford. They couldn"t afford new coats for the children. We can afford waiting a while longer. All of the rooms afford views of the lake. He was afforded the opportunity khổng lồ work for a judge.
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Recent Examples on the website Several districts in poorer areas of the state haven’t been able khổng lồ afford to even have assessments done on which of their buildings are unsafe. — Courtney Tanner, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Feb. 2022 The steady rise in prices has left many Americans less able khổng lồ afford food, gas, rent, child care và other necessities. — Arkansas Online, 11 Feb. 2022 The steady surge in prices has left many Americans less able lớn afford food, gas, rent, child care và other necessities. — Christopher Rugaber, chicagotribune.com, 10 Feb. 2022 The steady rise in prices has left many Americans less able lớn afford food, gas, rent, child care and other necessities. — Christopher Rugaber, ajc, 10 Feb. 2022 The steady rise in prices has left many Americans less able to afford food, gas, rent, child care & other necessities. — Christopher Rugaber, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Feb. 2022 Without it, Little Rock likely wouldn’t be able lớn afford ShotSpotter, thành phố officials said. — NBC News, 10 Feb. 2022 The steady surge in prices has left many Americans less able khổng lồ afford food, gas, rent, child care and other necessities. — Christopher Rugaber, USA TODAY, 10 Feb. 2022 Scottish Rite sold the building lớn the Ascendant tiếp thị liên kết in 2017 for $3.5 million because the fraternal organization"s dwindling membership could no longer afford to maintain it. — Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Jan. 2022

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History and Etymology for afford

respelling (after Latin borrowings with initial aff-) of Middle English iforthen, aforthen, going back to lớn Old English geforðian "to send out, promote, carry out," from ge-, perfective prefix + forðian "to send out, promote," verbal derivative of forþ "forth, forward" — more at co-, forth entry 1


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The first known use of afford was in the 14th century

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