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Dictionary definition for: Afford

1. (v) be able to spare or give up; "I can''t afford to spend two hours with this person"

2. (v) be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble" "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"

3. (v) 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. (v) afford access to; "the door opens to the patio" "The French doors give onto a terrace"

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