Definition of 'afford'
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These days he can afford to buy his own cars. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He could afford to give away a business worth a few million. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This meant the buyers lost any protection afforded by the website. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He had to save for weeks to pay for a night out and often could not afford to buy meat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But we can't afford to sulk about it. The Sun (2017)Councils can't afford to pay enough. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Two years there and he could afford to buy Charlton. The Sun (2017)Europe to pay an unconditional basic income in an experiment to see how it affected the lives of the recipients and whether the country could afford it. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Our lips, she says, are ageing like the rest of our faces and should be afforded love and protection. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Most need to think about affording a family before having one. The Sun (2013)Younger entrepreneurs can afford to give things a shot this way. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This is largesse the country cannot afford. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Being able to work dogs and being good enough to afford them is to have respect. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They had proclaimed the divine protection afforded sovereignty. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)They squandered the opportunity afforded by much lower borrowing costs. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And ten per cent said they were worried about affording housing costs in the year ahead. The Sun (2016)We cannot afford to give chances away. The Sun (2014)This country can not afford the ships required to support a carrier battle group. The Sun (2008)The ruling could lead to similar sites being afforded the same protection. Times, Sunday Times (2006)No wonder he can afford to give up his bonus! The Sun (2012)These are epidemics no country can afford. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That affords certain protection against competing land use. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The country can ill afford such chaos. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This gives people a chance to stay in their homes until they can afford to buy them back. The Sun (2008)Our son is still with us at 24 as he cannot afford to buy or rent. The Sun (2007)We can't afford to worry about what other teams are doing. The Sun (2007)Can't we all afford to buy more things? Times, Sunday Times (2008)We can't afford to think about the future. The Sun (2016)I suppose just to make enough to afford a nice house and to live comfortably in it. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I had enough money to afford quite good doctors. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some will let you view the northern lights; others afford the opportunity to spend the small hours clubbing. Times, Sunday Times (2015)People can't afford to buy when they are setting off on their own and are increasingly struggling to afford rent. The Sun (2014)The village afforded little opportunity. A Plague of Angels (1993)
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Translations for 'afford'
British English: afford /əˈfɔːd/ VERB
If you cannot afford something, you do not have enough money to pay for it.
We can't afford to pay the rent.
- American English: afford
- Arabic: قادِرٌ عَلَى دَفْعِ الـمال
- Brazilian Portuguese: pagar
- Chinese: 付得起
- Croatian: priuštiti (si)
- Czech: dovolit si
- Danish: have råd til
- Dutch: veroorloven
- European Spanish: poder permitirse
- Finnish: olla varaa johonkin
- French: avoir les moyens de
- German: leisten (sich)
- Greek: έχω τα μέσα
- Italian: permettersi reflexive verb
- Japanese: ･･･する余裕がある
- Korean: ...할 여유가 있다
- Norwegian: ha råd til
- Polish: pozwolić sobie (na coś)
- European Portuguese: ter recursos
- Romanian: a-și permite
- Russian: иметь возможность
- Spanish: poder pagar
- Swedish: ha råd med
- Thai: สามารถหาได้
- Turkish: gücü yetmek
- Ukrainian: дозволяти собі
- Vietnamese: đủ khả năng
Definition of afford from the Collins English Dictionary
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