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1. afford

verb. ['əˈfɔrd'] be able to spare or give up.

Synonyms

  • expend
  • spend

Antonyms

  • take
  • inactivity
  • block

Etymology

  • afōrthen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Afford

  • unexplored
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  • prerecord
  • untoward
  • mountford
  • montford
  • explored
  • restored
  • outscored
  • implored
  • deplored
  • axford
  • verwoerd
  • shavord
  • reward
  • revord
  • record
  • reboard
  • mccord
  • mainord
  • laborde
  • ignored
  • dubord
  • deborde
  • debord
  • beauford
  • alvord
  • abhorred
  • sward
  • stored

Example sentences of the word afford


1. Verb, base form
• Wait until the end of the year and decide how much the firm can afford to distribute.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Qualitative observational methods afford researchers the opportunity to see the entire picture.

Quotes containing the word afford


1. The joy which answers to prayer give, cannot be described; and the impetus which they afford to the spiritual life is exceedingly great.
- George Muller

2. It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

3. If commercialization is putting my art on a shirt so that a kid who can't afford a $30,000 painting can buy one, then I'm all for it.
- Keith Haring

2. afford

verb. ['əˈfɔrd'] be the cause or source of.

Synonyms

  • yield
  • give
  • open up
  • provide
  • leave
  • open
  • render
  • furnish
  • allow
  • allow for

Antonyms

  • freeze
  • demand
  • be born
  • survive

Etymology

  • afōrthen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. afford

verb. ['əˈfɔrd'] afford access to.

Synonyms

  • open

Antonyms

  • outgo
  • disagree

Etymology

  • afōrthen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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