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Definition of 'afford'


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

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