Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb afford

4 senses of afford

Sense 1
afford -- (be able to spare or give up; "I can't afford to spend two hours with this person")
       => spend, expend, drop -- (pay out; "spend money")

Sense 2
yield, give, afford -- (be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information")
       => supply, provide, render, furnish -- (give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater")

Sense 3
afford -- (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?")

Sense 4
afford, open, give -- (afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace")

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