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afford

verb uk   /əˈfɔːd/ us    /-ˈfɔːrd/

afford verb (HAVE ENOUGH)

can afford
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B1 to be able to buy or do something because you have enough money or time: I don't know how he can afford a new car on his salary. Few people are able to afford cars like that. She couldn't afford the time off work to see him. [+ to infinitive] I can't afford to buy a house.

afford verb (GIVE)

[T] formal to allow someone to have something pleasant or necessary: The hut afforded little protection from the elements. [+ two objects] Her seat afforded her an uninterrupted view of the stage.
Translations of “afford”
in Spanish permitirse, darse el gusto de…
in French avoir les moyens (de), pouvoir se permettre (de)…
in German sich leisten…
in Chinese (Simplified) 金钱…
in Chinese (Traditional) 金錢…
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