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English definition of “afford”

afford

verb [T] (GIVE)    /əˈfɔːd/ US  /-ˈfɔːrd/ 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.Giving, providing and supplying
(Definition of afford verb (GIVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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