affect definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To have an influence on or result a modification of: Inflation affects the purchasing power associated with the buck.
    • To act regarding thoughts of; touch or move.
    • To attack or infect, as a disease: Rheumatic fever can affect the heart.
    • to hold a false show of; simulate: impacted a British accent.
    • having or show a liking for: strikes remarkable clothes.
    • Archaic To fancy; love.
    • To will by nature; have a tendency to assume: a substance that impacts crystalline form.
    • To imitate; backup: "Spenser, in influencing the ancients, writ no language” ( Ben Jonson).
    • to do something upon; to produce a result or modification upon.
    • To influence or go, given that thoughts or passions; to touch.
    • To love; to consider with love.
    • showing a fondness for; to love to use or practice; to choose; thus, to frequent constantly.
    • To dispose or incline.
    • To aim at; to aspire; to covet.
    • To tend to by affinity or personality.
    • to help make a show of; to place on a pretense of; to feign; to believe.
    • To designate; to appoint.
  • noun:
    • Experiencing or emotion, specially as manifested by facial appearance or gestures: "The soldiers seen on tv have been very carefully selected for blandness of affect” ( Norman Mailer).
    • Obsolete A disposition, feeling, or tendency.
    • Affection; desire; passion; sensation; personality.
    • The psychological complex associated with an idea or state of mind. In hysteria, the influence may also be entirely dissociated, sometimes used in another than the original concept.
    • Affection; enthusiasm; feeling; inclination; inwards personality or experience.
    • State or problem of human anatomy; how anything is impacted or disposed.
    • In psychology: The felt or affective part of a motive to activity; the incentive, instead of the inducement, to act. Understand extract.
    • Emotion.
    • In Spinoza's viewpoint, an adjustment at a time of the psychic as well as the shape, the previous element becoming called an idea together with latter an affection.
    • the aware subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  • verb:
    • To influence or modify.
    • to maneuver to feeling.
    • Of an illness or condition, to infect or damage (a part of your body).
    • To aim for, to attempt to acquire.
    • To feel love for; to like, be fond of.
    • to help make a false show of.
    • connect closely and often incriminatingly
    • have an effect upon
    • have a difficult or intellectual effect upon
    • make believe with the intent to deceive
    • act physically on; have an impact upon
  • others:
    • To aim at; desire to; endeavor after.
    • to utilize or follow by inclination; choose; prefer; have a tendency toward constantly or obviously.
    • to-be pleased about; take pleasure in; fancy; love; love.
    • to help make a show of; put-on a pretense of; assume the appearance of; pretend; feign: since, to affect lack of knowledge.
    • to utilize as a model; imitate at all.
    • To look like; smack of.
    • To incline; be disposed.
    • which will make a show; put on airs; manifest affectation.
    • to do something upon; create an effect or a big change upon; impact; move or touch: because, cold affects the body; loss affects our interests.
    • To encourage; incite.
    • To make liable to a charge of; tv show becoming chargeable with.
    • To designate; allot; use: now just inside passive.
    • Synonyms to exert effort upon; to issue, connect with, interest, bear upon; to melt, soften, subdue, change. Affect and impact are occasionally confused. To affect is impact, concern; to effect should achieve or produce.

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