Synonyms of afford
1 have the money for • The arts should be available at prices people can afford.
have the money for
spare • He suggested that his country could not spare the troops.
2 bearDictionary • We cannot afford to wait.
bear • The ice was not thick enough to bear the weight of marching men.
stand • I can't stand any more. I'm going to run away.
sustain • The magnets have lost the capacity to sustain the weight.
3 giveDictionary • The room afforded fine views of the city.
give • This recipe was given to me years ago.
offer • His mother and sister rallied round offering comfort.
provide • The summit will provide an opportunity for discussions on the crisis.
produce • The plant produces sweet fruit with deep red flesh.
supply • an agreement not to supply chemical weapons to these countries
grant • France has agreed to grant him political asylum.
yield • 400,000 acres of land yielded a crop worth $1.75 billion.
render • Any assistance you can render him will be helpful.
furnish • They'll be able to furnish you with the details.
bestow • The Queen has bestowed a knighthood on him.
impart • She managed to impart great elegance to the dress she wore.
Copyright © 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
bearIf one thing bears the weight of something else, it supports the weight of that thing.
• The ice was not thick enough to bear the weight of marching men.
bestowTo bestow something on someone means to give or present it to them.
• The Queen has bestowed a knighthood on him.
furnishIf you furnish someone with something, you provide or supply it.
• They'll be able to furnish you with the details.
Thesaurus for afford from the Collins English Thesaurus
to be able to do or spare something, esp without incurring financial difficulties or without risk of undesirable consequences