To give forth; to supply, yield, or produce as the natural result, fruit, or issue; as, grapes afford wine; olives afford oil; the earth affords fruit; the sea affords an abundant supply of fish.
- To have the financial means for; bear the cost of: not able to afford a new car.
- To manage to spare or give up: can't afford an hour for lunch.
- To manage or bear without disadvantage or risk to oneself: can afford to be tolerant.
- To make available; provide: a sport affording good exercise; a tree that affords ample shade.