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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

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

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Samuel Johnson

Only great minds can afford a simple style.
Stendhal
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Afford Translations

afford in Spanish is permitirse
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