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Definitions of affect

  1.   connect closely and often incriminatingly This new ruling affects your business
  2.   the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  3.   act physically on have an effect upon
  4.   have an effect upon Will the new rules affect me
  5.   make believe He feigned that he was ill He shammed a headache
  6.   have an emotional or cognitive impact upon This child impressed me as unusually mature This behavior struck me as odd
  7.   make believe with the intent to deceive He feigned that he was ill He shammed a headache
  8.   To act upon to produce an effect or change upon
  9.   To influence or move as the feelings or passions to touch
  10.   To love to regard with affection
  11.   To show a fondness for to like to use or practice to choose hence to frequent habitually
  12.   To dispose or incline
  13.   To aim at to aspire to covet
  14.   To tend to by affinity or disposition
  15.   To make a show of to put on a pretense of to feign to assume as to affect ignorance
  16.   To assign to appoint
  17.   Affection inclination passion feeling disposition
  18.   The emotional complex associated with an idea or mental state In hysteria the affect is sometimes entirely dissociated sometimes transferred to another than the original idea
  19.   The feeling tone accompaniment of an idea or mental representation It is the most direct psychic derivative of instinct and the psychic representative of the various bodily changes by means of which instincts manifest themselves
  20.   To produce an effect upon as heat affects the body to influence to be fond of to pretend
  21.   Feeling 2 psychic trauma the sum of an emotion
  22.   To act upon to produce a change upon to move the feelings
  23.   To strive after to make a show or pretence of to love B to pay court to
  24.   To be inclined to to prefer Obs
  25.   To move the feelings to act upon aim at pretend
  26.   To pretend counterfeit
  27.   To act upon influence move emotionally
  28.   To be fond of love haunt frequent
  29.   To act upon to produce an effect or change upon to move or touch to aim at to be fond of to love to attempt to imitate in a manner not natural to make a show or pretence of to tend to
  30.   To act upon or influence in any way to make a show of to move or touch as the passions

Antonyms for affect

jade, pall, weary, tire, react, respond, bore.

Quotes of affect

  1. Gifts must affect the receiver to the point of shock – Walter Benjamin
  2. There are a range of associated impacts related to increasing temperatures which affect both evaporation rates and river systems which are already over stressed and these will hit farming communities and the health of crop lands – Peter Garrett
  3. Programmers and marketing people know how to get into your subconscious they spend millions of dollars researching colors shapes designs symbols that affect your preferences and they can make you feel warm trusting like buying They can manipulate you – Richard Hatch
  4. I've always had a fascination for animals I loved watching them and even then I thought of them as beings rather than pets I call it a birth affect – Tippi Hedren
  5. Americans need to understand the significance of having their civil liberties dismantled It doesn't just affect terrorists and foreigners it affects us all – Bianca Jagger
  6. You weren't going to the theater to change the world but you had a chance to affect the world the thinking and the feelings of the world – James Earl Jones
  7. In Iroquois society leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people – Wilma Mankiller
  8. There were times when there were parts that I was sure I got and then I didn't and I did get upset But at this point it doesn't affect me in the least because I know how the business works – Ellen Muth
  9. I think that's the main threat in Bosnia and Rwanda and Zaire There doesn't seem to be much willingness to engage these problems unless they directly affect national security interests – John Pomfret
  10. Franklin Roosevelt was a great leader He saw how to use the levers of power to affect change – Pete du Pont
  11. I have a brother who's a psychologist He says three -quarters of the world are born feeling that they will be affected by the world one quarter are born knowing that they will affect the world – Kathleen Turner
  12. Music can affect for good or ill the body as well as the mind – Tomas Luis de Victoria
  13. The task of a university is the creation of the future so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue – Alfred North Whitehead
  14. There were no strategic mistakes that could affect Russia's history and it further development No there were no such mistakes Tactical errors were made in some less significant options problems and so on But on the whole Russia embarked on a correct path and it changed – Boris Yeltsin

Usage examples for affect

  1. “ I do not mean words because words do not affect simply by their sounds but by means altogether different – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. Does he affect the station of a gentleman – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  3. With a load of this character there is another factor which may affect the economical plant operating load – Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
  4. “ I mean to say this is a proposition that may also affect your excellent companions Bacon and Dillingford as well as yourselves – Green Fancy by George Barr McCutcheon
  5. And pray what authority can it possess in the eyes of your subjects if the Government affect to despise it – The Roman Question by Edmond About
  6. 6 How does the school affect the opinions of individuals – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  7. “ I assure you said Bernard that this does not affect my opinion in the least – The Woman of Mystery by Maurice Leblanc
  8. It doesn't affect your position or your future in the least – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  9. “ I cannot tell how that shock may affect him – Possessed by Cleveland Moffett
  10. But as long as my folly don't affect others I can stand it – Devil's Ford by Bret Harte
  11. When it occurs there are two ways in which the injury may affect the animal – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  12. Not that you should affect ignorance but endeavor to remain within your own proper sphere – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott
  13. He could not affect the mind of the lawyer might he reach now perhaps the soul of the man – The Lifted Bandage by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
  14. It will be answered Certainly but this Ne temere Decree might affect Protestants also – The New Irish Constitution by J. H. Morgan
  15. But how does it affect the immediate situation – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford
  16. He could see though how it might affect people who were new to it – Brain Twister by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  17. Why do they affect all that mystery – The Lost Trail by Edward S. Ellis
  18. He had never been afraid of a thunder storm so it did not affect him now – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  19. The step taken the marriage over nothing could any more affect either fact – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald