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Afford

To be able to buy something. Theoretically, one can afford anything so long as one has the money to purchase it. However, affordability is subjective to a certain extent, depending on one's other obligations, wants and needs. See also: Expensive, Cheap.
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With his salary, the 25-year-old restaurant manager and Studio City renter should be able to afford a house, or at least a nice condominium in Los Angeles.
In the big Los Angeles County market, 15 percent of households could afford a home priced at the median of $512,890.
Merck was one of the first pharmaceutical companies to pioneer a patient assistance program more than 50 years ago based on the belief that no one should have to go without necessary medicines because they cannot afford them.
can't afford not to provide health care for everybody
We started the 'I Can Afford College' campaign to make sure Californians know that financial aid is available to help pay for a community college education," said Linda Michalowski, Vice Chancellor of Student Services and Special Programs for the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.
I have been given an opportunity to afford a house, just maybe not this house.
not all businesses offer health benefits, not all workers qualify for coverage, and many employees cannot afford their share of the premiums.
When the reality sank in that Jean couldn't afford much more than a shack next to a cattle farm in the Central Valley or a double-wide trailer in the distant High Desert of California, she widened the scope of her search.
With employers hurting from the weight of hefty benefit costs, companies that cannot afford to absorb premium increases are faced with a difficult decision: either pass the costs on to their employees or eliminate major medical plans altogether.
Not only is housing a problem for new professors in our department who can't afford to buy a house, but those of us who have just bought a house have acquired over $200,000 in equity.
Its flagship product it known as the 'Clinical Lasette," which is the only laser-based solution in the market for blood sampling, which affords it significant competitive advantages over the older "lancet" based technology, by enabling a "needle-less" method of obtaining blood samples, which uniquely satisfies the safety rules imposed by the U.