Synonyms for afford


1. afford, spend, expend, drop
usage: be able to spare or give up; "I can't afford to spend two hours with this person"
2. yield, give, afford, supply, provide, render, furnish
usage: be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
3. afford
usage: have the financial means to do something or buy something; "We can't afford to send our children to college"; "Can you afford this car?"
4. afford, open, give
usage: afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
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