Can't afford an hour for lunch.
Able to afford a new car.
Can afford to be tolerant.
An example of afford is being able to go on a vacation while still having enought money to pay bills for the home.
I'm not able to afford a car; can you afford the time?
I can afford to speak frankly.
Music affords her pleasure.
A tree that affords ample shade; a sport affording good exercise.
Origin of afford
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old English aforthen, from Old English ġeforþian, forþian (“to further, accomplish, afford”), from forþ (“forth, forward”). The prefix ġe- has no well defined sense. See forth.