The definition of afford means to be able to do or have something without negative consequences occurring as a result.(verb)
An example of afford is being able to go on a vacation while still having enought money to pay bills for the home.
See afford in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME aforthen < OE geforthian, to advance < forthian, to further
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transitive verb af·ford·ed, af·ford·ing, af·fords
Origin: Middle English aforthen
Origin: , from Old English geforthian, to carry out
Origin: : ge-, perfective pref.; see yclept
Origin: + forthian, to further (from forth, forth, forward; see per1 in Indo-European roots).
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