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afford

afford - Dictionary definition and meaning for word afford

Definition
(verb) be able to spare or give up
Example Sentence
  • I can't afford to spend two hours with this person

Definition
(verb) be the cause or source of
Synonyms : give , yield
Example Sentence
  • He gave me a lot of trouble
  • Our meeting afforded much interesting information

Definition
(verb) have the financial means to do something or buy something
Example Sentence
  • We can't afford to send our children to college
  • Can you afford this car?

Definition
(verb) afford access to
Synonyms : give , open
Example Sentence
  • the door opens to the patio
  • The French doors give onto a terrace

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for afford

FORD car is not affordable by all
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