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Definitions of affect

  1. To act upon; to produce an effect or change upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To influence or move, as the feelings or passions; to touch. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To love; to regard with affection. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To show a fondness for; to like to use or practice; to choose; hence, to frequent habitually. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To dispose or incline. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To aim at; to aspire; to covet. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To tend to by affinity or disposition. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To make a show of; to put on a pretense of; to feign; to assume; as, to affect ignorance. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To produce an effect upon; as, heat affects the body; to influence; to be fond of; to pretend. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To act upon: to produce a change upon: to move the feelings. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To strive after: to make a show or pretence of: to love: (B.) to pay court to. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To move the feelings; to act upon; aim at; pretend. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. To act upon; influence; move emotionally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To be fond of; love; haunt; frequent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. To be inclined to: to prefer. (Obs.). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. act physically on; have an effect upon Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. To pretend; counterfeit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To act upon or influence in any way; to make a show of; to move or touch-as the passions. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for affect

  1. Does he affect the station of a gentleman? – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  2. But as long as my folly don't affect others, I can stand it." – Devil's Ford by Bret Harte
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