afford

afford verb விளைவி , வளம் அளி , வாய்ப்பளி , உதவு , வாய்ப்பமைவோடிரு , விற்க அல்லது செலவுசெய்ய அல்லது செலவைத் தாங்கிக்கொள்ளத் தகுதியோடிரு .

1 [no passive] (usually used with can, could or be able to, especially in negative sentences or questions)to have enough money or time to be able to buy or to do something

  • None of them could afford £50 for a ticket.
2 [no passive] (usually used with can or could, especially in negative sentences and questions) if you say that you can’t afford to do something, you mean that you should not do it because it will cause problems for you if you do.
  • (formal) They could ill afford to lose any more staff.
3 (formal)to provide somebody with something.
  • The legislation aims to afford protection to employees.
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