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affect

noun

1 affect

The conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion.

Roget 820: affections, affect; character, qualities, disposition, nature, spirit, tone; temper, temperament; diathesis, idiosyncrasy; cast of mind, cast of soul, ... show more



verb

1 affect

Have an effect upon:
— Will the new rules affect me?.

synonyms: bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on.

Roget 855: affect, act a part, put on; give oneself airs etc. (arrogance) 885; boast etc. 884; coquet; simper, mince, attitudinize, ... show more

Roget 865: desire; wish, wish for; be desirous etc. adj.. have a longing etc. n.; hope etc. 858.    care for, affect, ... show more

Roget 176: tend, contribute, conduce, lead, dispose, incline, verge, bend to, trend, affect, carry, redound to, bid fair to, gravitate towards; ... show more

Roget 9: be related etc. adj.; have a relation etc. n.; relate to, refer to; bear upon, regard, concern, touch, affect, have to do with; ... show more

Dutch: impact, inwerken

2 affect

Act physically on; have an effect upon.

3 affect

Connect closely and often incriminatingly:
— This new ruling affects your business.

synonyms: involve, regard.

Roget 897: love, like, affect, fancy, care for, take an interest in, be partial to, sympathize with; affection; be in love with etc. adj.; have a love ... show more

4 affect

Make believe with the intent to deceive.

synonyms: dissemble, feign, pretend, sham.

Roget 544: be false etc. adj., be a liar etc. 548; speak falsely etc. adv.; tell a lie etc. 546; lie, fib; ... show more

Dutch: femelen, huichelen, kwezelen

5 affect

Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon.

synonyms: impress, move, strike.

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... show more

Dutch: draaien, frapperen, inboezemen, treffen


Moby thesaurus: act, act a part, act like, act on, act upon, actuate, adopt, affect, affection, affectivity, agitate, alter, answer to, appertain to, apply to, assume, attack, attitude, be dressed in, bear on ... show more.

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