- To incur, stand, or bear without serious detriment, as an act which might under other circumstances be injurious; -- with an auxiliary, as can, could, might, etc.; to be able or rich enough.
Etymology: From afÅrthen, geforíian, foríian, to further, accomplish, afford, fr. forí forth, forward. The prefix ge- has no well defined sense. See Forth.
- I think we can the extra hour it will take.
- We can only to buy a small car at the moment.
- To offer, provide, or supply, as in selling, granting, expending, with profit, or without loss or too great injury
- A affords his goods cheaper than B.
- A man can a sum yearly in charity.
- To give forth; to supply, yield, or produce as the natural result, fruit, or issue.
- Grapes wine.
- Olives oil.
- The earth affords fruit.
- The sea affords an abundant supply of fish.''
- To give, grant, or confer, with a remoter reference to its being the natural result; to provide; to furnish.
- A good life affords consolation in old age.
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