Afford definition, to be able to do, manage, or bear without serious consequence or adverse effect the country cant afford another drought.
To be able to buy or do something because you have enough money or time i dont know how he can afford a new car on his salary.
Oxford collocations dictionary no passive (usually used with can or could, especially in negative sentences and questions) if you say that you cant afford to do something, you mean that you should not do it because it will cause problems for you if you do afford to do something we cannot afford.
Afford definition is - to manage to bear without serious detriment.
To have the financial means for bear the cost of able to afford a new car.
Definition and synonyms of can ill afford (to do) something from the online english dictionary from macmillan education. This is the british english definition of can ill afford (to do) something. View american english definition of can ill afford (to do) something.
Old english, from old french acorder reconcile, be of one mind, from latin ad- to cor, cord- heart influenced by concord.