Definition of afford


  • be able to spare or give up; "I can't afford to spend two hours with this person".
  • be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble", "Our meeting afforded much interesting information". Synonyms: give, yield.
  • 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?".
  • afford access to; "the door opens to the patio", "The French doors give onto a terrace". Synonyms: give, open.

Related words

allow, leave, open, provide.

Rhymes with afford

aboard, accord, adored, award, board, bored, chord, cord, fjord, floored, ford, gourd, hoard, horde, ignored, lord, prerecord, prerecord, record, record.

Start with afford

affordabilities, affordability, affordably, affordable, affords, afforded, affording.

More information about afford

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • afford is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 13 points
  • afford is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 13 points
  • afford is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 13 points
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