Afford (verb)

  1. Be able to pay for or bear the cost of (something).
  2. Have enough money to pay for (something).
  3. Have the means to do something.


Middle english: from old french aford, from a- (from latin ad "to, at") + ford "ability", from old english geforan "to be able".


  1. I can't afford a new car.
  2. She can't afford to go to college.
  3. I can afford to pay for the meal.
  4. The company can't afford to lose any more customers.
  5. I can't afford to waste any more time.
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