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Definition of 'affect'


  1. the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion


  1. have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
       Synonyms: impact bear upon bear on touch on touch
  2. act physically on; have an effect upon
  3. connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business"
       Synonyms: involve regard
  4. make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
       Synonyms: feign sham pretend dissemble
  5. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
       Synonyms: impress move strike

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