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See definition of affect on Dictionary.com
  • verbinfluence, affect emotionally
  • verbpretend, imitate

synonyms for affect

  • alter
  • change
  • disturb
  • influence
  • interest
  • involve
  • touch
  • upset
  • impinge
  • impress
  • induce
  • inspire
  • modify
  • move
  • overcome
  • perturb
  • prevail
  • regard
  • relate
  • stir
  • sway
  • transform
  • act on
See also synonyms for: affected / affecting / affects
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antonyms for affect

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  • continue
  • hold
  • keep
  • order
  • remain
  • calm
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • leave alone
  • stagnate
  • stay
  • surrender
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Defects on this chromosome are more likely to affect men, who have only one copy, while women have two.
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With this information we can continue to develop powerful new models with better accuracy for determining how different habitat factors, such as the number of milkweed stems or nectaring flowers on a landscape scale, affect the monarch population.
MIGRATING MONARCHS ARE IN TROUBLE. HERE’S HOW WE CAN ALL HELP THEM.BY D. ANDRÉ GREEN II/THE CONVERSATIONSEPTEMBER 23, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
We are part of an international study to understand how women who are expecting to or have given birth are affected by stress related to the pandemic.
PREGNANCY DURING A PANDEMIC: THE STRESS OF COVID-19 ON PREGNANT WOMEN AND NEW MOTHERS IS SHOWINGLGBTQ-EDITORSEPTEMBER 23, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
For example, it recently implemented a clothing closet, where people could donate items to assist families affected by the pandemic.
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If it’s not affecting me physically or emotionally, I can’t get angry and I won’t be scared.
CLIMATE ACTION: FEAR HASN’T MOTIVATED PEOPLE, SO LET’S GET THEM EXCITEDMATTHEWHEIMERSEPTEMBER 22, 2020FORTUNE
However the Chapter 11 filing will only affect the company’s 14 company-owned locations, not its franchises or international locations which make up the majority of its locations.
SIZZLER JOINS THE LIST OF CHAINS DECLARING CHAPTER 11 DUE TO COVIDLEE CLIFFORDSEPTEMBER 22, 2020FORTUNE
Georgia’s ongoing dispute has rippled out, affecting other providers statewide.
HE WANTED TO FIX RURAL AMERICA’S BROKEN NURSING HOMES. NOW, TAXPAYERS MAY BE ON THE HOOK FOR $76 MILLION.BY MAX BLAU FOR GEORGIA HEALTH NEWSSEPTEMBER 22, 2020PROPUBLICA
If you’ve been running the same two or three routes all summer, take some time to develop new routes for fall, especially if your favorite routes are now more crowded—or more affected by the changing weather.
HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE FALL RUNNING SEASONOUTSIDE EDITORSSEPTEMBER 21, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Our list is the latest sign that the financial services industry now recognizes gender diversity as a strategic issue that affects business outcomes.
THE BEST WORKPLACES FOR WOMEN ARE EXPANDING THE TURF FOR WOMEN IN FINANCELBELANGER225SEPTEMBER 18, 2020FORTUNE
More than 550 workers were affected in Houston and an additional 485 in South Florida.
POORLY PROTECTED POSTAL WORKERS ARE CATCHING COVID-19 BY THE THOUSANDS. IT’S ONE MORE THREAT TO VOTING BY MAIL.BY MARYAM JAMEEL AND RYAN MCCARTHYSEPTEMBER 18, 2020PROPUBLICA
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WORDS RELATED TO AFFECT

  • affect
  • alarm
  • astonish
  • astound
  • bewilder
  • blow away
  • blow one's mind
  • bowl over
  • daze
  • dumbfound
  • electrify
  • flabbergast
  • impress
  • move
  • perplex
  • put one away
  • shock
  • stagger
  • startle
  • strike
  • stun
  • stupefy
  • touch
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