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English verb: afford

1. afford (consumption) be able to spare or give up


SamplesI can't afford to spend two hours with this person.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)drop, expend, spend

2. afford (possession) be the cause or source of


SamplesHe gave me a lot of trouble.
Our meeting afforded much interesting information.


Synonymsgive, yield


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply


Narrower (hyponym)allow, allow for, leave, open, open up, provide


Verb groupgive

3. afford (stative) have the financial means to do something or buy something


SamplesWe can't afford to send our children to college.
Can you afford this car?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

4. afford (possession) afford access to


SamplesThe door opens to the patio.
The French doors give onto a terrace.


Synonymsgive, open


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP









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