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Synonyms for affect
əˈfɛkt; ˈæf ɛkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affect(verb)

    the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion

  2. affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch(verb)

    have an effect upon

    "Will the new rules affect me?"

    Synonyms:
    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

  3. affect(verb)

    act physically on; have an effect upon

    "the medicine affects my heart rate"

    Synonyms:
    pretend, involve, touch on, move, strike, touch, bear upon, feign, regard, impress, impact, bear on, sham, dissemble

  4. involve, affect, regard(verb)

    connect closely and often incriminatingly

    "This new ruling affects your business"

    Synonyms:
    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

  5. feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble(verb)

    make believe with the intent to deceive

    "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"

    Synonyms:
    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

  6. affect, impress, move, strike(verb)

    have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

    "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"

    Synonyms:
    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. affect

    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.

    Synonyms:
    accept, appropriate, arrogate, assume, claim, feign, postulate, presume, pretend, put on, take, usurp

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. affect

    Synonyms:
    like, desire, favor, seek, assume, move, influence, concern, interest, feign, pretend

    Antonyms:
    dislike, eschew, shun, repel, repudiate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. affect(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    influence, act upon, work upon

  2. affect(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    concern, interest, regard, relate to, bear upon

  3. affect(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    touch, move, impress, melt, subdue, overcome, pierce

  4. affect(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    crave, yearn for, aspire to, aim at

  5. affect(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    assume, feign, arrogate, put on, make a show of, pretend to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. affect(v)

    Synonyms:
    act upon, move, touch, influence, melt, concern, bear upon, interest, dispose, turn, incline

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How to use affect in a sentence?

  1. Anita Kozyrskyj:

    When infants are implicated, changing the composition of microbiota at a critical time of development may affect the immune system.

  2. Michael Kirby:

    It's a very small part of a very long story. And it really doesn't affect the credibility of the testimony.

  3. Ronn Torossian:

    Honest Company has had a number of issues, and now that their problems are in the minds of consumers, they will likely continue, which is bad for business, the problems of Honest Company affect sales there, and Ms. Alba’s Hollywood perception.

  4. Bishop Garrison on Wednesday:

    The George Floyd murder hearing and a lot of these other day-to-day issues that greatly affect communities of color whether or not they wear a uniform or work for DoD are vitally important for us to understand. If we're going to be strong teammates we have to ensure that we're being proper allies for those individuals going through a lot of difficult times within their own communities, so having an education and training line of effort that helps us better understand these gray areas and what we need to do to help address a lot of these issues is going to be of vital importance for us.

  5. Henry Spiller:

    In adults, the respiratory depression, the part that slows the breathing and you stop breathing, is limited, and so there's a lot less respiratory depression in adults, that's why it was felt to be safer. Unfortunately, in very young children under 5, preschoolers, toddlers, infants... that protection isn't there, and they do get this respiratory depression. It does affect their breathing.

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Translations for affect

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  • تؤثرArabic
  • въздействам, имитирам, засягам, вълнувам, афект, поразявам, действам, преструвам сеBulgarian
  • afectar, afecteCatalan, Valencian
  • ovlivnit, postihnoutCzech
  • Affekt, beeinflussen, vortäuschen, rühren, fingieren, bewegenGerman
  • προσβάλλω, βλάπτω, επιδρώ, κάνω, συγκινώ, αίσθηση, επηρεάζω, προσποιούμαιGreek
  • afectar, fingir, conmoverSpanish
  • vahingoittaa, affekti, esittää, liikuttaa, teeskennellä, vaikuttaaFinnish
  • émouvoir, affecter, feindreFrench
  • afectarGalician
  • commuovere, fingereItalian
  • kawekaweMāori
  • påvirkeNorwegian
  • emotioneren, aantasten, beïnvloeden, veinzen, ontroerenDutch
  • affektere, affekt, influereNorwegian
  • oddziaływaćPolish
  • afeto, afetar, fingir, comoverPortuguese
  • аффект, трогать, делать вид, влиять, любить, поражать, прикидываться, воздействовать, предпочитать, менять, нравиться, волновать, притворятьсяRussian
  • aфектSerbo-Croatian
  • afektSlovene
  • skada, påverka, åstadkomma, influera, fingera, drabba, beröra, röraSwedish
  • பாதிக்கும்Tamil
  • впливатиUkrainian
  • có ảnh hưởng đếnVietnamese
  • 影響Chinese

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