English to Samoan Meaning :: afford

Afford :
gafatia
- gafatiagafatiaua mafai ona mauaua mauae maua
 

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Verb(1) be able to spare or give up(2) be the cause or source of(3) have the financial means to do something or buy something(4) afford access to

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(1) it was taking up more time than he could afford(2) only aristocrats could afford to stoop to such practices(3) the best that I could afford was a first-floor room(4) We had an agreement that if he thought the cloud cover was too low to afford a decent chance then he would not show up at my door.(5) kings could afford to be wrathful(6) It would be troublesome to eat with the sash covering her mouth, but it was possible to do so, and she couldn't afford to risk any of the boys seeing her face.(7) I have a job that affords me the luxury of bringing my children with me to work.(8) Such an unhurried environment affords me the opportunity to reflect more.(9) The online archive affords opportunity to research other characters from the play.(10) We knew deep down that we were a good team and this game afforded us the opportunity to prove it.(11) Given the size of the company, we cannot afford to make these services available internally.(12) I need a new and positive mental outlook, and the new year affords an opportunity to put that into practice.(13) Some of my friends have been giving money but I couldn't afford it because I've just bought my own place.(14) I couldn't afford to pay ├ö├®┬╝45 a week out of the money I get.(15) We have also worked very hard at keeping our staff by affording them opportunities to progress through the ranks.(16) I didn't have any money and couldn't afford a computer, so I wrote it on index cards.
Related Words
(1) can afford ::
e mafai ona gafatia
Synonyms
Verb
1. pay for ::
totogi
2. spare ::
faaleoleo
3. provide ::
tuuina
4. open ::
tatala
5. give ::
aumai
Different Forms
afford, affordable, afforded, affording, affords
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and Mom said we couldn\'t
afford it, so they took it back.

and Mom said we couldn't AFFORD it, so they took it back.

Breaking Bad Season 4, Episode 7


And you can afford that?

And you can AFFORD that?

Game of Thrones Season 1, Episode 6


and we can\'t even afford to fix it.

and we can't even AFFORD to fix it.

Breaking Bad Season 2, Episode 1


All right, guys, you have to go back.
I can\'t afford you.

All right, guys, you have to go back. I can't AFFORD you.

The Big Bang Theory Season 4, Episode 22


There\'s so much overhead
that I can\'t afford to shut down.

There's so much overhead that I can't AFFORD to shut down.

Breaking Bad Season 3, Episode 13


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