afford

ə'fo:d
verb
1) ((usually with can, could) to be able to spend money, time etc on or for something: I can't afford (to buy) a new car.) permitirse, darse el gusto de
2) ((usually with can, could) to be able to do (something) without causing oneself trouble, difficulty etc: She can't afford to be rude to her employer no matter how rude he is to her.) permitirse
afford vb permitirse / pagar
we can't afford a new television no nos podemos permitir un televisor nuevo
afford
tr[ə'fɔːd]
transitive verb
1 permitirse, costear
I can't afford to pay £750 for a coat no puedo (permitirme) pagar 750 libras por un abrigo
how does she afford it? ¿cómo se lo costea?
can you afford to reject his offer? ¿puedes permitirte el lujo de rechazar su oferta?
2 formal use dar, proporcionar
the shack afforded us shelter from the storm la cabaña nos abrigó de la tormenta
afford [ə'ford] vt
1) : tener los recursos para, permitirse el lujo de
I can afford it: puedo permitírmelo, tengo con que comprarlo
2) provide: ofrecer, proporcionar, dar
afford
v.
abastecer v.
permitirse v.
proporcionar v.
proveer v.
ə'fɔːrd, ə'fɔːd
transitive verb
1) \<\<money/time\>\>

I can't afford a new car — no me alcanza el dinero para comprarme un coche nuevo

I just can't afford the time to do it — es que no dispongo de tiempo para hacerlo

to afford to + inf: I can't afford to pay for it no tengo con qué pagarlo, no puedo pagarlo; you can't afford to miss this opportunity — no puedes perderte esta oportunidad

2) (frml) \<\<view/protection\>\> ofrecer*
[ǝ'fɔːd]
VT
1) (=pay for)

we can afford it — podemos permitírnoslo

we can't afford such things — no podemos permitirnos tales cosas, tales cosas no están a nuestro alcance

we can't afford to go on holiday — no podemos permitirnos el lujo de ir de vacaciones

how much can you afford? — ¿cuánto puedes gastar?

2) (=spare, risk)

I can't afford the time — no tengo tiempo

I can't afford to be idle — no puedo permitirme el lujo de no hacer nada

I can't afford not to do it — no puedo permitirme el lujo de no hacerlo

we can afford to wait — nos podemos permitir esperar

an opportunity you cannot afford to miss — una ocasión que no puedes desperdiciar

can we afford the risk? — ¿podemos arriesgarnos?

3) frm (=provide) [+ opportunity] proporcionar, dar

it affords shade — da sombra

that afforded me some relief — eso me proporcionó cierto alivio

this affords me a chance to speak — esto me da la oportunidad de hablar

* * *
[ə'fɔːrd, ə'fɔːd]
transitive verb
1) \<\<money/time\>\>

I can't afford a new car — no me alcanza el dinero para comprarme un coche nuevo

I just can't afford the time to do it — es que no dispongo de tiempo para hacerlo

to afford to + inf: I can't afford to pay for it no tengo con qué pagarlo, no puedo pagarlo; you can't afford to miss this opportunity — no puedes perderte esta oportunidad

2) (frml) \<\<view/protection\>\> ofrecer*

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

Mira otros diccionarios:

  • Afford — Af*ford ([a^]f*f[=o]rd ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Afforded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Affording}.] [OE. aforthen, AS. gefor[eth]ian, for[eth]ian, to further, accomplish, afford, fr. for[eth] forth, forward. The prefix ge has no well defined sense. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • afford — [ə fôrd′] vt. [ME aforthen < OE geforthian, to advance < forthian, to further] 1. to have enough or the means for; bear the cost of without serious inconvenience: used with can or be able [I m not able to afford a car; can you afford the… …   English World dictionary

  • afford — UK US /əˈfɔːd/ verb [T] ● can afford Cf. can afford …   Financial and business terms

  • afford — (v.) O.E. geforðian to put forth, contribute; further, advance; carry out, accomplish, from ge completive prefix (see A (Cf. a ) (1)) + forðian to further, from forð forward, onward (see FORTH (Cf. forth)). Change of th to d took place late 16c.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • afford — [v1] able to have or do; within financial means allow, be able to, bear, be disposed to, have enough for, have the means for, incur, manage, spare, stand, support, sustain; concepts 335,713 afford [v2] give, produce bestow, furnish, grant, impart …   New thesaurus

  • afford — ► VERB 1) (can/could afford) have sufficient money, time, or means for. 2) provide (an opportunity or facility). DERIVATIVES affordability noun affordable adjective. ORIGIN Old English, «promote, perform»; related to FORTH(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • afford — index administer (tender), allow (endure), bear (yieid), bequeath, bestow, contribute (supply) …   Law dictionary

  • afford — *give, confer, bestow, present, donate Analogous words: *offer, proffer: *furnish: *grant, accord Antonyms: deny (something one wants, asks, hopes for) pm4]Contrasted words: withhold, hold, hold back (see KEEP): refuse, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • afford */*/*/ — UK [əˈfɔː(r)d] / US [əˈfɔrd] verb [transitive] Word forms afford : present tense I/you/we/they afford he/she/it affords present participle affording past tense afforded past participle afforded Get it right: afford: Afford is never followed by a… …   English dictionary

  • afford — v. 1) to well afford 2) (formal) (A) it afforded great pleasure to him; or: it afforded him great pleasure 3)(E; preceded by the forms: can cannot can t could) we cannot afford to buy a new house; we can ill afford to lose this contract 4)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • afford — af|ford W3S1 [əˈfo:d US o:rd] v [T] [: Old English; Origin: geforthian to carry out , from forth] 1.) can/could afford [usually negative] a) to have enough money to buy or pay for something afford [to do] sth ▪ We can t afford to go on vacation… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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