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afforded, past participle; affords, 3rd person singular present; affording, present participle; afforded, past tense;
  1. Have enough money to pay for
    • - the best that I could afford was a first-floor room
    • - we could never have afforded to heat the place
  2. Have (a certain amount of something, esp. money or time) available or to spare
    • - it was taking up more time than he could afford
  3. Be able to do something without risk of adverse consequences
    • - kings could afford to be wrathful
  4. Provide or supply (an opportunity or facility)
    • - the rooftop terrace affords beautiful views
    • - they were afforded the luxury of bed and breakfast

  1. be able to spare or give up; "I can't afford to spend two hours with this person"
  2. yield: be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
  3. have the financial means to do something or buy something; "We can't afford to send our children to college"; "Can you afford this car?"
  4. afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
  5. An affordance is a quality of an object, or an environment, that allows an individual to perform an action. ...
  6. 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. ...
  7. 1. to provide, or make available. 2. to produce, or supply. From the Middle English aforthen, to provide or suffice.
  8. A very popular make of car