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verb as in influence, affect emotionally

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So, I can deal with them on a daily basis, I know how it affects my body.

It does, in my experience, have an effect on agency morale, and that affects performance at some level.

Globally, HIV affects more than 33 million people, and new cases are continuing to rise.

Growth in one body part often affects size and structure of other body parts.

The human psyche takes images as direction, and it affects people and makes them violent.

The decrease affects chiefly the polymorphonuclear cells, so that the lymphocytes are relatively increased.

Attention to this point is of great moment, and materially affects the fermentation.

The way in which the motion of the earth affects the direction of these currents is not difficult to understand.

"I mean the secret that affects him" she interrupted, in aggrieved tones, feeling that Mr. Carr was playing with her.

It is always to be remembered that retrospective legislation is bad in principle only when it affects the substantive law.


On this page you'll find 55 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to affects, such as: disturb, upset, influence, involve, interest, and touch.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.