Synonyms for affect
əˈfɛkt; ˈæf ɛktaf·fect
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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.7 / 3 votes
The distinctive idea of assume is to take by one's own independent volition, whether well or ill, rightfully or wrongfully. One may accept an obligation or assume an authority that properly belongs to him, or he may assume an obligation or indebtedness that could not be required of him. He may assume authority or office that is his right; if he assumes what does not belong to him, he is said to arrogate or usurp it. A man may usurp the substance of power in the most unpretending way; what he arrogates to himself he assumes with a haughty and overbearing manner. One assumes the robes or insignia of office by putting them on, with or without right. If he takes to himself the credit and appearance of qualities he does not possess, he is said to affect or feign, or to pretend to, the character he thus assumes. What a debater postulates he openly states and takes for granted without proof; what he assumes he may take for granted without mention. A favorite trick of the sophist is quietly to assume as true what would at once be challenged if expressly stated. What a man claims he asserts his right to take; what he assumes he takes.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 3 votes
Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 3 votes
the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touchverb
have an effect upon
"Will the new rules affect me?"
adjoin, touch, dissemble, stir, rival, contact, involve, fix, pertain, continue, concern, impact, mend, carry on, tinge, refer, strike, meet, move, bushel, uphold, advert, sham, restore, tint, relate, touch on, equal, preserve, tinct, bear on, impress, repair, allude, regard, match, bear upon, pretend, come to, have-to doe with, push, furbish up, feign, reach, partake, extend to, disturb, doctor
act physically on; have an effect upon
"the medicine affects my heart rate"
involve, affect, regardverb
connect closely and often incriminatingly
"This new ruling affects your business"
bear upon, call for, impress, touch, involve, see, consider, strike, dissemble, sham, take, move, reckon, touch on, imply, pretend, require, necessitate, postulate, demand, impact, ask, bear on, regard, view, need, feign
feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissembleverb
make believe with the intent to deceive
"He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
bear upon, make believe, mask, touch, cloak, touch on, strike, dissemble, move, assume, involve, pretend, venture, simulate, impress, hazard, feign, act, impact, sham, guess, profess, bear on, regard, make
affect, impress, move, strikeverb
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
"This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
touch, chance upon, dissemble, incite, act, expunge, move, motivate, strickle, imprint, attain, be active, come upon, chance on, propel, impress, impact, take, fall upon, strike, involve, shanghai, ingrain, assume, displace, make a motion, excise, collide with, coin, yarn-dye, fall, proceed, walk out, impinge on, go, sham, run into, scratch, shine, hit, prompt, regard, touch on, take up, bear on, locomote, mint, instill, travel, happen upon, bear upon, pretend, come to, run, print, feign, actuate, light upon, come across, discover
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Effect vs. Affect -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Effect and Affect.
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Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
The government knew that the methyl isocyananate gas could affect two or three generations but gave little support the women exposed to the gas, it looks like it will also affect a fourth generation as we see lot of young children coming here with birth defects 30 years on, so we will continue to fight on behalf of all these children who desperately need our love and attention.
The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish.
Little things affect little minds.
CMV can affect the liver the spleen the bone marrow, lungs, heart, but the most devastating thing it can do is damage the brain, it causes brain damage, vision impairment, hearing loss … but it can affect any organ system.
Translations for affect
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- вълнувам, афект, поразявам, действам, преструвам се, засягам, имитирам, въздействамBulgarian
- afecte, afectarCatalan, Valencian
- postihnout, ovlivnitCzech
- bewegen, Affekt, rühren, fingieren, vortäuschen, beeinflussenGerman
- επηρεάζω, επιδρώ, κάνω, βλάπτω, προσποιούμαι, συγκινώ, αίσθηση, προσβάλλωGreek
- conmover, fingir, afectarSpanish
- vaikuttaa, teeskennellä, liikuttaa, vahingoittaa, esittää, affektiFinnish
- affecter, émouvoir, feindreFrench
- fingere, commuovereItalian
- ontroeren, emotioneren, aantasten, veinzen, beïnvloedenDutch
- affektere, affekt, influereNorwegian
- comover, afeto, fingir, afetarPortuguese
- трогать, аффект, прикидываться, притворяться, воздействовать, предпочитать, поражать, любить, влиять, менять, нравиться, делать вид, волноватьRussian
- influera, fingera, röra, drabba, åstadkomma, beröra, skada, påverkaSwedish
- có ảnh hưởng đếnVietnamese
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