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affect

affect - Dictionary definition and meaning for word affect

Definition
(noun) the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
Definition
(verb) have an effect upon
Synonyms : bear on , bear upon , impact , touch , touch on
Example Sentence
  • Will the new rules affect me?

Definition
(verb) act physically on; have an effect upon
Example Sentence
  • the medicine affects my heart rate

Definition
(verb) connect closely and often incriminatingly
Synonyms : involve , regard
Example Sentence
  • This new ruling affects your business

Definition
(verb) make believe with the intent to deceive
Synonyms : dissemble , feign , pretend , sham
Example Sentence
  • He feigned that he was ill
  • He shammed a headache

Definition
(verb) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
Synonyms : impress , move , strike
Example Sentence
  • This child impressed me as unusually mature
  • This behavior struck me as odd

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for affect

affect rhymes like INFECT...so TO INFECT...TO AFFECT...
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