1 preceded by: can, could, etc. to be able to do or spare something, esp. without incurring financial difficulties or without risk of undesirable consequences
we can afford to buy a small house, I can afford to give you one of my chess sets, we can't afford to miss this play
2 to give, yield, or supply
the meeting afforded much useful information
(Old English geforthian to further, promote, from forth forth; the Old English prefix ge- was later reduced to a-, and the modern spelling (C16) is influenced by words beginning aff-)
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