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Meaning & Definition of Affect in English

English

Affect

/əfɛkt/

noun

1. The conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion

    synonym:
  • affect

verb

1. Have an effect upon

  • "Will the new rules affect me?"
    synonym:
  • affect
  • ,
  • impact
  • ,
  • bear upon
  • ,
  • bear on
  • ,
  • touch on
  • ,
  • touch

2. Act physically on

  • Have an effect upon
  • "The medicine affects my heart rate"
    synonym:
  • affect

3. Connect closely and often incriminatingly

  • "This new ruling affects your business"
    synonym:
  • involve
  • ,
  • affect
  • ,
  • regard

4. Make believe with the intent to deceive

  • "He feigned that he was ill"
  • "He shammed a headache"
    synonym:
  • feign
  • ,
  • sham
  • ,
  • pretend
  • ,
  • affect
  • ,
  • dissemble

5. Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

  • "This child impressed me as unusually mature"
  • "This behavior struck me as odd"
    synonym:
  • affect
  • ,
  • impress
  • ,
  • move
  • ,
  • strike

Examples of using

What you say does not affect me anymore.
How can it affect them?
His old age is beginning to affect his eyesight.