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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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These practices include: 1) limiting written disclosures to information contained in official personnel files; 2) limiting oral comments to information that is essentially coextensive with the information contained in official personnel files;(20) 3) affording employees regular and documented feedback on their performance; and 4) affording all employees procedural due process (i.e., notice, reasons, and opportunity to respond) prior to all adverse personnel actions.
Ingeniously renewing the tension between contradictory properties and thus affording an epiphany of their relationship, Kapoor suggests that each property disputes the other, seems even determined to eliminate it, though they depend on each other.
The talks should emphasize the fundamental principles of affording a college education.