Part of speech: verb

To be able to meet, as expense; bear; stand.

Part of speech: verb

To produce; yield.

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Usage examples "afford":

  1. He couldn't possibly afford the time. - "Lalage's Lovers 1911", George A. Birmingham.
  2. Each gave to the other what was necessary to it; what each could afford to spare. - "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)", Jefferson Davis.
  3. And he can't afford it, Lady Chiltern. - "Phineas Redux", Anthony Trollope.