part of speech: verb

inflections: affords, affording, afforded

definition 1: to have enough money to buy; be able to pay for.

  • I can’t afford a fancy television.

definition 2: to be able to do without fear of harm.

  • We can afford to waste time this morning because there is no school.

synonyms: bear

definition 3: to give; provide.

  • Travel affords the chance to see different parts of the world.

synonyms: provide

derivation: affordable (adj.)