To incur, stand, or bear without serious detriment, as an act which might under other circumstances be injurious; -- with an auxiliary, as can, could, might, etc.; to be able or rich enough. (verb)
To offer, provide, or supply, as in selling, granting, expending, with profit, or without loss or too great injury. (verb)
To give forth; to supply, yield, or produce as the natural result, fruit, or issue. (verb)
To give, grant, or confer, with a remoter reference to its being the natural result; to provide; to furnish. (verb)
Examples of word afford
The one thing we certainly cannot afford is leaving the control frauds under the control of fraudulent CEOs.
When you are already working with limited space, one thing you surely cannot afford is a reduction in the existing floor space.
If the government would raise the minimum wage to a decent amount mothers can once again afford to stay home with their children while the father works.
The plan DOES offer a Public Option, it allows people to go into a plan where they are means tested so that all they can afford is taken from them in order to allow them to participate along side whats being done with a capped global budget VA style system for the have-nots.
The one tax credit the world cannot afford is the child tax credit. if you can't afford the kids ..... don't have them, should become the by word for the world.