Synonyms for affording

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-fawrd, uh-fohrd
Phonetic Transcription : əˈfɔrd, əˈfoʊrd

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Définition of affording

Origin :
  • Old English geforðian "to put forth, contribute; further, advance; carry out, accomplish," from ge- completive prefix (see a- (1)) + forðian "to further," from forð "forward, onward" (see forth).
  • Change of -th- to -d- took place late 16c. (and also transformed burthen and murther into their modern forms). Prefix shift to af- took place 16c. under mistaken belief that it was a Latin word in ad-. Notion of "accomplish" (late Old English) gradually became "manage to buy or maintain; have enough money (to do something)" (1833). Older sense is preserved in afford (one) an opportunity. Related: Afforded; affording.
  • verb able to have or do; within financial means
  • verb give, produce
Example sentences :
  • To most of us "expanding" and "affording" amount to the same thing.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • Fortunately the composition was polished, affording little friction.
  • Extract from : « Slaves of Mercury » by Nat Schachner
  • Again he leaped clear, affording us another chance for a picture.
  • Extract from : « Tales of Fishes » by Zane Grey
  • Never is he happier than by affording pleasure to his friends.'
  • Extract from : « A Day's Ride » by Charles James Lever
  • Distress was all around him, with no possibility of his affording any relief.
  • Extract from : « Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi » by John S. C. Abbott
  • Directory of a city, the, as affording profitable reading, 155.
  • Extract from : « The Book-Hunter » by John Hill Burton
  • The system of affording oiling means to a machine or to any article.
  • Extract from : « Carpentry for Boys » by J. S. Zerbe
  • The wigwams were comfortable, affording ample protection from wind and rain.
  • Extract from : « The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago » by John S. C. Abbott
  • She was studying Ensal and was affording him an opportunity to study her.
  • Extract from : « The Hindered Hand » by Sutton E. Griggs
  • Rivers serve us in yet another way by affording water for irrigation.
  • Extract from : « Conservation Reader » by Harold W. Fairbanks

Antonyms for affording

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