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tr.v. af·ford·ed, af·ford·ing, af·fords
1. To have the financial means for; bear the cost of: able to afford a new car.
2. To manage to spare or give up: can't afford an hour for lunch.
3. To manage or bear without disadvantage or risk to oneself: can afford to be tolerant.
4. To make available or have as a necessary feature; provide: a tree that affords ample shade; a sport affording good exercise.

[Middle English aforthen, from Old English geforthian, to carry out : ge-, perfective pref.; see yclept + forthian, to further (from forth, forth, forward; see per in Indo-European roots).]

af·ford′a·bil′i·ty (ə-fôr′də-bĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
af·ford′a·ble adj.
af·ford′a·bly adv.


[əˌfɔːrdəˈbɪlɪti] n [goods, shoes, clothes, car, holiday, price, rent etc] → accessibilité m des prix
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