Verb(1) be able to spare or give up(2) be the cause or source of(3) have the financial means to do something or buy something(4) afford access to
(1) it was taking up more time than he could afford(2) only aristocrats could afford to stoop to such practices(3) the best that I could afford was a first-floor room(4) We had an agreement that if he thought the cloud cover was too low to afford a decent chance then he would not show up at my door.(5) kings could afford to be wrathful(6) It would be troublesome to eat with the sash covering her mouth, but it was possible to do so, and she couldn't afford to risk any of the boys seeing her face.(7) I have a job that affords me the luxury of bringing my children with me to work.(8) Such an unhurried environment affords me the opportunity to reflect more.(9) The online archive affords opportunity to research other characters from the play.(10) We knew deep down that we were a good team and this game afforded us the opportunity to prove it.(11) Given the size of the company, we cannot afford to make these services available internally.(12) I need a new and positive mental outlook, and the new year affords an opportunity to put that into practice.(13) Some of my friends have been giving money but I couldn't afford it because I've just bought my own place.(14) I couldn't afford to pay ├ö├®┬╝45 a week out of the money I get.(15) We have also worked very hard at keeping our staff by affording them opportunities to progress through the ranks.(16) I didn't have any money and couldn't afford a computer, so I wrote it on index cards.
(1) can afford :: har råd til
1. pay for ::
2. spare ::
3. provide ::
4. open ::
5. give ::
afford, affordable, afforded, affording, affords
Word Example from TV Shows
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You can't AFFORD to hire someone
who will forbid you
The Big Bang Theory Season 10, Episode 17
A man who fights
for gold can't AFFORD to lose to a girl.
Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 8
- Someone who could AFFORD it.
- Jon was a man of peace.
Game of Thrones Season 1, Episode 5
If you cannot AFFORD an attorney,
Breaking Bad Season 5, Episode 13
We can't AFFORD to lose half our men
by being stupid and attacking.
Vikings Season 1, Episode 7
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