Af`fect´   Pronunciation: ăf`fĕkt´
v. t.1.To act upon; to produce an effect or change upon.
[imp. & p. p. Affected; p. pr. & vb. n. Affecting.]
As might affect the earth with cold heat.
- Milton.
2.To influence or move, as the feelings or passions; to touch.
3.To love; to regard with affection.
4.To show a fondness for; to like to use or practice; to choose; hence, to frequent habitually.
5.To dispose or incline.
6.To aim at; to aspire; to covet.
7.To tend to by affinity or disposition.
The drops of every fluid affect a round figure.
- Newton.
8.To make a show of; to put on a pretense of; to feign; to assume; as, to affect ignorance.
Thou dost affect my manners.
- Shak.
9.To assign; to appoint.
n.1.Affection; inclination; passion; feeling; disposition.
2.(Psychotherapy) The emotional complex associated with an idea or mental state. In hysteria, the affect is sometimes entirely dissociated, sometimes transferred to another than the original idea.
Noun1.affect - the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
Verb1.affect - have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
2.affect - act physically on; have an effect upon
3.affect - connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business"
Synonyms: involve, regard
4.affect - make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
5.affect - have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
Synonyms: impress, strike, move
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Affair of honor
affaire d'honneur
-- Affect --
affected role
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