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verb as in able to have or do; within financial means

verb as in give, produce

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Private day camps – for those who can afford them – have sprung up to replace in-person learning, because the wheels of San Diego Unified have stopped turning.

Often, they sell their land and relocate to the mainland only to realize that they can’t afford much more than a shack.

Nor am I able to afford a gift, as I have been looking for a job for more than a year.

They may not be able to afford it or understand that they even have access to it.

So with even a hint that flying might be safe enough within that timescale, many people can afford to take a chance and book now.

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The UN methodology affords its team a little more flexibility.

The grand jury inquiry affords opportunity to test accuracy of witness accounts.

For a man who has been accused of sexual assault, celebrity affords certain privileges.

Higher socioeconomic background affords certain privileges and protections that can make for a more satisfying sexual life.

If fame affords me the type of ability to do the kind of work I'm being offered, who am I to complain about the downsides.

That Lannes would have emerged superior to these trials his previous career affords strong reason to presume.

It possesses, however, one advantage; it warns the foot passenger, and affords him time to get out of the way.

The soil is sandy, and affords but little nourishment to the stunted trees with which it is furnished.

His table is well supplied from the choicest his larder affords and he cheerfully welcomes all to its side.

Whatever reason the transaction affords for binding the former, it supplies for holding the latter bound.


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On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to affords, such as: manage, allow, support, bear, sustain, and incur.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.