|1.||[ verb ] be able to spare or give up|
"I can't afford to spend two hours with this person"
|2.||[ verb ] be the cause or source of|
"He gave me a lot of trouble" "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
|Related terms:||supply leave open give|
|3.||[ verb ] 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.||[ verb ] afford access to|
"the door opens to the patio" "The French doors give onto a terrace"
|Related terms:||orifice open|