affect (n.)

  1. the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion

    affect (v.)

  1. have an effect upon; Will the new rules affect me?

    [ Syn: impact , bear upon , bear on , touch on , touch ]

  2. act physically on; have an effect upon; the medicine affects my heart rate'

  3. connect closely and often incriminatingly; This new ruling affects your business

    [ Syn: involve , regard ]

  4. make believe with the intent to deceive; He feigned that he was ill; He shammed a headache

    [ Syn: 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

    [ Syn: impress , move , strike ]

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