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af·ford / əˈfôrd/ • v. [tr.] 1. 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. 2. provide or supply (an opportunity or facility): the rooftop terrace affords beautiful views.

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afford †further, carry out OE.; be able, have the means XIV; grant, yield XVI. Late OE. ġeforðian, f. ġe- Y- + forðian 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 to d cf. burden, murder.

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affordaboard, 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 •fjord

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