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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

How to pronounce affect?

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Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say affect in sign language?

  1. affect

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How to use affect in a sentence?

  1. Weidong Sun:

    Theres a very strong interaction between the surface and the bottom, in terms of biologic systems, and human activities can affect the biosystems even down to 11,000 meters, so we need to be careful about our future behaviors, its not expected, but its understandable, because its controlled by the food chain.

  2. Laurel Stoimenoff:

    Some are cutting hours while others with multiple sites are consolidating services into certain sites while closing others. All these efforts ultimately affect payroll, the goal is to be able to again open their doors when we return to a new normal.

  3. Alok Bohara:

    This is utterly vital because not only the whole valley economy depends on these cultural icons, but it will affect many other tourism-related economic activities all across Nepal.

  4. Michael Senn:

    It will affect them, how deeply it registers, I'm unsure of.

  5. Candace Owens:

    You can feel free to call me an Uncle Tom. You can feel free to call me an Auntie Tom. It does not affect me, do you want to know why? Because I actually read the book. Uncle Tom was the hero.


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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