1. [ verb ] be able to spare or give up

"I can't afford to spend two hours with this person"

Related terms: spend
2. [ verb ] be the cause or source of
Synonyms: give yield

"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
Synonyms: give open

"the door opens to the patio" "The French doors give onto a terrace"

Related terms: orifice open
Similar spelling:   afeard