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Definition of Afford

Afford

  1. To give forth; to supply, yield, or produce as the natural result, fruit, or issue; as, grapes afford wine; olives afford oil; the earth affords fruit; the sea affords an abundant supply of fish.
  2. To give, grant, or confer, with a remoter reference to its being the natural result; to provide; to furnish; as, a good life affords consolation in old age.
  3. To offer, provide, or supply, as in selling, granting, expending, with profit, or without loss or too great injury; as, A affords his goods cheaper than B; a man can afford a sum yearly in charity.
  4. To incur, stand, or bear without serious detriment, as an act which might under other circumstances be injurious; -- with an auxiliary, as can, could, might, etc.; to be able or rich enough.

Afford Quotations

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only great minds can afford a simple style.
Stendhal

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
Henry David Thoreau

A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.
William Feather

A considerable share of the world's population still cannot afford comfortable housing, education and quality health care.
Vladimir Putin
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Afford Translations

afford in Spanish is permitirse
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