have enough money to pay for:
we could never have afforded to heat the place.
have (a certain amount of something, esp. money or time) available or to spare:
it was taking up more time than he could afford.
be able to do something without risk of adverse consequences:
kings could afford to be wrathful.
provide or supply (an opportunity or facility):
the rooftop terrace affords beautiful views.
†further, carry out OE.; be able, have the means XIV; grant, yield XVI. Late OE. ġeforðian
, f. ġe- Y-
to further, f. FORTH
. After the reduction of the prefix to a-
, the sp. was assim. to words of L. origin in aff-
; for the change of th
, abroad, accord, afford, applaud, award, bawd, board, broad, chord, Claude, cord, ford, fraud, gaud, Gawd, hoard, horde, laud, lord, maraud, milord, sward, sword, toward, unawed, unexplored, unrestored, ward