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afford

verb [T]
 
 
/əˈfɔːd/
can afford to be able to buy or do something because you have enough money: He is over 60 and can't afford his pension contributions.can afford to do sth Debt is not necessarily a bad thing if the consumer can afford to pay it back. to be able to do something without it causing problems: can afford to do sth We can afford to wait. I can't afford to pay attention to any controversy.
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…
(Definition of afford from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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