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Afford vs. Bear

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The main difference between Afford and Bear is that the Afford is a An affordance is the possibility of an action on an object or environment and Bear is a family of mammals

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  • Afford (verb)

    To incur, stand, or bear without serious detriment, as an act which might under other circumstances be injurious;—with an auxiliary, as can, could, might, etc.; to be able or rich enough.

    "I think we can afford the extra hour it will take."

    "We can only afford to buy a small car at the moment."

  • Afford (verb)

    To offer, provide, or supply, as in selling, granting, expending, with profit, or without loss or too great injury.

    "A affords his goods cheaper than B."

    "A man can afford a sum yearly in charity."

  • Afford (verb)

    To give forth; to supply, yield, or produce as the natural result, fruit, or issue.

    "Grapes afford wine."

    "Olives afford oil."

    "The earth affords fruit."

    "The sea affords an abundant supply of fish."

  • Afford (verb)

    To give, grant, or confer, with a remoter reference to its being the natural result; to provide; to furnish.

    "A good life affords consolation in old age."

  • Bear (noun)

    A large omnivorous mammal, related to the dog and raccoon, having shaggy hair, a very small tail, and flat feet; a member of family Ursidae.

  • Bear (noun)

    A rough, unmannerly, uncouth person. 1579

  • Bear (noun)

    An investor who sells commodities, securities{{,}} or futures in anticipation of a fall in prices. 1744

  • Bear (noun)

    A state policeman short for smokey bear. 1970s

  • Bear (noun)

    A large, hairy man, especially one who is homosexual. 1990

  • Bear (noun)

    A portable punching machine.

  • Bear (noun)

    A block covered with coarse matting, used to scour the deck.

  • Bear (noun)

    The fifteenth Lenormand card.

  • Bear (noun)

    Something difficult or tiresome; a burden or chore.

    "That window can be a bear to open."

  • Bear (verb)

    To endeavour to depress the price of, or prices in.

    "to bear a railroad stock"

    "to bear the market"

  • Bear (verb)

    To support or sustain; to hold up.

    "This stone bears most of the weight."

  • Bear (verb)

    To carry something.

  • Bear (verb)

    To be equipped with (something).

    "the right to bear arms"

  • Bear (verb)

    To wear or display.

    "The shield bore a red cross."

  • Bear (verb)

    To declare as testimony.

    "The jury could see he was bearing false witness."

  • Bear (verb)

    To put up with something.

    "I would never move to Texas—I can't bear heat."

    "Please bear with me as I try to find the book you need."

  • Bear (verb)

    To give birth to someone or something may take the father of the direct object as an indirect object.

    "In Troy she becomes Paris’ wife, bearing him several children, all of whom die in infancy."

  • Bear (verb)

    To produce or yield something, such as fruit or crops.

  • Bear (verb)

    To be, or head, in a specific direction or azimuth (from somewhere).

    "The harbour bears north by northeast."

    "By my readings, we're bearing due south, so we should turn about ten degrees east."

    "Great Falls bears north of Bozeman."

    "We are bearing toward the north side of the island."

  • Bear (verb)

    To veer slightly in one direction (left or right, usually at a fork in the road)

  • Bear (verb)

    To suffer, as in carrying a burden.

  • Bear (verb)

    To endure with patience; to be patient.

  • Bear (verb)

    To press.

  • Bear (verb)

    Of a weapon, to be aimed at an enemy or other target.

  • Bear (verb)

    To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.

  • Bear (verb)

    To conduct; to bring (a person).

  • Bear (verb)

    To possess and use (power, etc.); to exercise.

  • Bear (verb)

    To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbour.

  • Bear (verb)

    To gain or win.

  • Bear (verb)

    To sustain, or be answerable for (blame, expense, responsibility, etc.).

  • Bear (verb)

    To carry on, or maintain; to have.

  • Bear (verb)

    To admit or be capable of (a meaning); to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.

  • Bear (verb)

    To behave or conduct (oneself).

  • Bear (verb)

    To afford; to be (something) to; to supply with.

  • Bear (adjective)

    Characterized by declining prices in securities markets or by belief that the prices will fall.

    "The great bear market starting in 1929 scared a whole generation of investors."

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  • Afford

    To give forth; to supply, yield, or produce as the natural result, fruit, or issue; as, grapes afford wine; olives afford oil; the earth affords fruit; the sea affords an abundant supply of fish.

  • Afford

    To give, grant, or confer, with a remoter reference to its being the natural result; to provide; to furnish; as, a good life affords consolation in old age.

  • Afford

    To offer, provide, or supply, as in selling, granting, expending, with profit, or without loss or too great injury; as, A affords his goods cheaper than B; a man can afford a sum yearly in charity.

  • Afford

    To incur, stand, or bear without serious detriment, as an act which might under other circumstances be injurious; - with an auxiliary, as can, could, might, etc.; to be able or rich enough.

  • Bear

    To support or sustain; to hold up.

  • Bear

    To support and remove or carry; to convey.

  • Bear

    To conduct; to bring; - said of persons.

  • Bear

    To possess and use, as power; to exercise.

  • Bear

    To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.

  • Bear

    To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.

  • Bear

    To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor

  • Bear

    To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.

  • Bear

    To gain or win.

  • Bear

    To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.

  • Bear

    To render or give; to bring forward.

  • Bear

    To carry on, or maintain; to have.

  • Bear

    To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.

  • Bear

    To manage, wield, or direct.

  • Bear

    To afford; to be to; to supply with.

  • Bear

    To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest.

  • Bear

    To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.

  • Bear (verb)

    To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness.

  • Bear (verb)

    To suffer, as in carrying a burden.

  • Bear (verb)

    To endure with patience; to be patient.

  • Bear (verb)

    To press; - with on or upon, or against.

  • Bear (verb)

    To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear.

  • Bear (verb)

    To relate or refer; - with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?

  • Bear (verb)

    To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.

  • Bear (verb)

    To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E.

  • Bear (noun)

    A bier.

  • Bear (noun)

    Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects.

  • Bear (noun)

    An animal which has some resemblance to a bear in form or habits, but no real affinity; as, the woolly bear; ant bear; water bear; sea bear.

  • Bear (noun)

    One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.

  • Bear (noun)

    Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.

  • Bear (noun)

    A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market.

  • Bear (noun)

    A portable punching machine.

  • Bear (noun)

    A block covered with coarse matting; - used to scour the deck.

  • Bear (noun)

    Barley; the six-rowed barley or the four-rowed barley, commonly the former (Hordeum hexastichon or Hordeum vulgare).

Webster Dictionary
  • Afford (verb)

    be able to spare or give up;

    "I can't afford to spend two hours with this person"

  • Afford (verb)

    be the cause or source of;

    "He gave me a lot of trouble"

    "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"

  • Afford (verb)

    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 (verb)

    afford access to;

    "the door opens to the patio"

    "The French doors give onto a terrace"

  • Bear (noun)

    massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws

  • Bear (noun)

    an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price

  • Bear (verb)

    have;

    "bear a resemblance"

    "bear a signature"

  • Bear (verb)

    give birth (to a newborn);

    "My wife had twins yesterday!"

  • Bear (verb)

    put up with something or somebody unpleasant;

    "I cannot bear his constant criticism"

    "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"

    "he learned to tolerate the heat"

    "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"

  • Bear (verb)

    move while holding up or supporting;

    "Bear gifts"

    "bear a heavy load"

    "bear news"

    "bearing orders"

  • Bear (verb)

    bring forth,

    "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"

    "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers"

  • Bear (verb)

    take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person;

    "I'll accept the charges"

    "She agreed to bear the responsibility"

  • Bear (verb)

    contain or hold; have within;

    "The jar carries wine"

    "The canteen holds fresh water"

    "This can contains water"

  • Bear (verb)

    bring in;

    "interest-bearing accounts"

    "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"

  • Bear (verb)

    have on one's person;

    "He wore a red ribbon"

    "bear a scar"

  • Bear (verb)

    behave in a certain manner;

    "She carried herself well"

    "he bore himself with dignity"

    "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"

  • Bear (verb)

    have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices;

    "She bears the title of Duchess"

    "He held the governorship for almost a decade"

  • Bear (verb)

    support or hold in a certain manner;

    "She holds her head high"

    "He carried himself upright"

  • Bear (verb)

    be pregnant with;

    "She is bearing his child"

    "The are expecting another child in January"

    "I am carrying his child"

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