HyperDic: afford

English > 4 senses of the word afford:
VERBconsumptionaffordbe able to spare or give up
possessionafford, yield, givebe the cause or source of
stativeaffordhave the financial means to do something or buy something
possessionafford, open, giveafford access to
afford > pronunciation
Soundsahfao'rd
Rhymesaboard ... Woodward: 73 rhymes with aord...
English > afford: 4 senses > verb 1, consumption
MeaningBe able to spare or give up.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"I can't afford to spend two hours with this person"
Broaderspend, expend, droppay out
Spanishescatimar, permitirse, regatear
Catalanescatimar, regatejar
English > afford: 4 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningBe the cause or source of.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
Synonymsyield, give
Narrowerleave, allow for, allow, providemake a possibility or provide opportunity for
open, open upmake available
Broadersupply, provide, render, furnishGive something useful or necessary to
Similar togiveCause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
Spanishceder, dar, proporcionar
Catalancedir, proporcionar
English > afford: 4 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningHave the financial means to do something or buy something.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "We can't afford to send our children to college"
  • "Can you afford this car?"
Spanishpermitirse
Catalanpermetre's
Adjectivesaffordablethat you have the financial means for
English > afford: 4 senses > verb 4, possession
Meaningafford access to.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Synonymsopen, give
Spanishdar, permitir
Catalanpermetre

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