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affect

[ verb uh-fekt; noun af-ekt ]SEE DEFINITION OF affect
  • 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
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Antonyms for affect

  • continue
  • hold
  • keep
  • order
  • remain
  • calm
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • leave alone
  • stagnate
  • stay
  • surrender
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AFFECT

It was his habit to affect that he constantly forgot his mother's name.

Mr Clayton had taught me wisdom, which his own bad conduct could not sully or affect.

So that they are advised with upon every article relating to us, or that may affect us.

Evils that were not immediately near me had no power to affect my imagination.

The disappearance of the last piece of money could not affect people of position.

She could not conceive how it could affect her position, for instance.

But in her the action was so casual, so absent, that it did not affect me disagreeably.

But it was not the policy of Hawkeye to affect the least concealment.

You saw, O Lord God, that mamma cried, and that it did not affect me!

Yet, it must be allowed, that such a sudden transition must affect her; must ice her over.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "mental state," from Latin noun use of affectus "furnished, supplied, endowed," figuratively "disposed, constituted, inclined," past participle of afficere "to do; treat, use, manage, handle; act on; have influence on, do something to," a verb of broad meaning, from ad- "to" (see ad-) + facere (past participle factus) "do" (see factitious). Perhaps obsolete except in psychology. Related: Affects.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AFFECT

amaze

verbsurprise
  • 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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