- vt. 买得起,花得起,经得起 be able to buy or pay for, be rich enough to buy, have enough to spare
- vt. 提供,供给 provide; give
- be able to spare or give up;
"I can't afford to spend two hours with this person"
- be the cause or source of;
"He gave me a lot of trouble"
"Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
- have the financial means to do something or buy something;
"We can't afford to send our children to college"
"Can you afford this car?"
- afford access to;
"the door opens to the patio"
"The French doors give onto a terrace"
- Only the well-to-do can afford these houses.
- I can't afford a holiday this summer.
- We can afford to overlook minor offences.
- We can't afford to pay such a price.
- They could ill afford to lose any more staff.
- These trees afford a pleasant shade.
I cannot afford these goods.
She cannot afford a new dress.
The parents could hardly afford a private teacher for their child.
I cannot afford the trip to New York, because the travelling expenses would amount to at least $3000 if I went.
I'm so poor that I can't afford it.
Can you afford ￡1500 for a house?
We can afford the TV set if we save our money.
She can well afford a new car.
At last we were able to afford a piano.
I can't afford the time for the film this evening.
I can't afford the time for it.
I can't afford the time and money for a long journey.
We can't afford a holiday this summer.
They couldn't afford any more setbacks.
This stretch of land affords cotton.
Reading affords pleasure.
I can't afford to buy this flat.
I can't afford to buy such an expensive watch.
I think you can afford to buy a refrigerator.
The boy cannot afford to pay his school fees.
We can't afford to pay such a price.
She can't afford to pay for such expensive books.
Can you afford to lend me some money?
We can hardly afford to wait for another hour.
Having finished the task, he could afford to relax a bit.
He can't afford to offend his boss.
I can't afford to meet your demand.
The family could not afford to send her to college.
She can't afford to miss another day at school.
He could hardly afford to support his family, could he?
I cannot afford to have you idle.
I can't afford to be out of work long.
We can ill afford to lose this contract.
He couldn't afford to lose any more.
Tomorrow's meeting will afford us the opportunity of discussing some important questions.
Do the laws of his country afford him a remedy?
The conference will afford you an opportunity to meet many foreign scholars.
His son's success afforded him great pleasure.
Reading this story will afford you much pleasure.
It will afford us great pleasure to have a business talk with you.
You will be afforded an opportunity.
This trip has afforded great satisfaction to me.
Valuable facilities would be afforded to them.
- afford a fine view 呈现出好风景
- afford a pleasant shade 提供阴凉地方
- afford clothing 买得起衣服
- afford much information 提供许多信息
- afford rice 产米
- afford the time 能抽出时间
- afford sb a good profit 使某人得到厚利
- afford sb a shelter from the rain 使某人有避雨的地方
- afford sb great pleasure 使某人感到很快乐
- afford sb great satisfaction 使某人感到很满意
We cannot afford to go to expensive restaurants every night.出自：O. Manning
I had won the game already, and I could afford to feel a certain pity for my victim.出自：G. Greene
I paid a lot of money I couldn't afford.出自：E. O
She could not..afford a maid..since every penny was of importance to her.出自：F. M. Ford
It affords me great satisfaction to be able to help him.
can afford to ...指“负担得起”，“做得到”，“忍得住”。
He can afford to keep a motorcar.
She can hardly afford to wait for another hour.
I did not think I could afford to lose my post.
- afford的基本含义是“充足”,指“有足够的钱买某物”“有足够的财力或时间做某事”,也可以表示“经受得起”; 引申可表示“提供”“给予”。
- afford表示“有足够的钱买某物”时, afford可以接物作宾语,也可以接“to buy sth ”作宾语,前者可看作是省略to buy的句型,前者较后者更常用些。
- afford表示“有足够的财力或时间做某事”。afford的宾语可以是time(一般不省略),也可以是expense,还可以是time and money,但一般不单独用money。
- afford多用于疑问句或否定句,常与can, could, be able to等连用。用于否定句时,意思是“经不起(发生某事或做某事)”,含尽力“避免发生”或“避免做”的意味。
- afford, give, provide, supply
这四个词都有“给”“供给”“提供”的意思。其区别是：1.afford指为一定的目的而“给”“提供”所需要的东西; give指无需偿还地把金钱、物品、时间、麻烦等有形或无形的东西“送给”“授予”“供给”某人; provide主要指为某人、某物或某事“提供”“供应”某物品,尤指生活必需品; supply指用物“供给”“供应”或“提供”给国家、群众、工厂、城市、市场等,以部队为对象时,往往只供给生活必需品,而不指武器。例如:Some trees afford resin. 有些树产树脂。I should like to give him a chance.我想给他一个机会。Now we supply power to nine-tenths of the city's homes.现在我们向这个城市十分之九的家庭提供电力。2.afford后面可跟不定式或动名词,还常用在can, could, be able to后面表示“担负得起”某事物的费用、损失、后果等,以及“抽得出”时间、人力,其后可接双宾语,意思是“向某人提供某物”; provide后面可接for, with和against等介词; supply后可接介词to。例如:Our garden affords us fresh vegetables.我们的园子为我们提供新鲜蔬菜。More and more vegetables and fruit are supplied to the army.越来越多的蔬菜和水果供应部队。The programme aims to provide self-sufficiency for local needs.这项计划旨在使当地需要得以自足。
- afford, give
- I should like to give him a chance.
- It afforded me an opportunity.
- afford, buy
afford和buy都有“买”的意思,但afford侧重“有无经济能力买”,而buy则侧重“购买的行为”,表示“我买不起”可以说I can't afford,但不可说I can't buy.因为后者的意思是“即使有钱也不准买”。另外, buy常可用在afford后作宾语。
误 Motor-cars are so expensive that can be afforded only by the very rich.
正 Motor-cars are so expensive that only the very rich can afford to buy them.
误 My father couldn't afford himself to lend me any money.
正 My father couldn't afford to lend me any money.
误 He couldn't afford going away on a holiday.
正 He couldn't afford to go away on a holiday.
- ☆ 直接源自古英语的gefoairn，意为前进，继续。
- affordable adj. 买得起的，负担得起的
- afford:afford vt. 提供, 给予, 供应得起 英英解释:动词afford:1. be able to spare or give up2. be the cause or source of同义词：…