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Synonyms for affect
əˈfɛkt; ˈæf ɛktaf·fect

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. affectverb

    the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion

  2. affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touchverb

    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. affectverb

    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, regardverb

    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, dissembleverb

    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, strikeverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. affectverb

    Synonyms:
    influence, act upon, work upon

  2. affectverb

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

  3. affectverb

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

  4. affectverb

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

  5. affectverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. affectverb

    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. Adam Hadley:

    Terrorism is political violence, so the terrorists have always needed to find publicity to affect political change, they want an audience -- they'll always go where the biggest audience is. Tech Against Terrorism could be Tech Against Terrorism. Or it could be large-scale social media platforms.

  2. Sol Ortiz:

    We know there are areas where the increase is going to be greater. That will obviously affect rain patterns, and in turn, agriculture and food security.

  3. Andrew Martin:

    Credit quality is by far the biggest risk that faces the banks. It can affect earnings, dividends, the second one is regulations, and the reason is, ultimately over time, the more regulation there is the more it will pressure returns.

  4. Gene McCowan:

    But we are caught in a bind because people are concerned about fracking and how that will affect the earth and water.

  5. Scott McBride:

    As the lapse in appropriation continues, more than 55,000 Coast Guard active duty, reserve, and civilian employees will not receive monthly pay and benefits. In addition, the federal funding hiatus may affect the retired pay for 50,000 Coast Guard annuitants.


Translations for affect

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  • تؤثرArabic
  • 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
  • afectarGalician
  • fingere, commuovereItalian
  • kawekaweMāori
  • påvirkeNorwegian
  • ontroeren, emotioneren, aantasten, veinzen, beïnvloedenDutch
  • affektere, affekt, influereNorwegian
  • oddziaływaćPolish
  • comover, afeto, fingir, afetarPortuguese
  • трогать, аффект, прикидываться, притворяться, воздействовать, предпочитать, поражать, любить, влиять, менять, нравиться, делать вид, волноватьRussian
  • aфектSerbo-Croatian
  • afektSlovene
  • influera, fingera, röra, drabba, åstadkomma, beröra, skada, påverkaSwedish
  • பாதிக்கும்Tamil
  • впливатиUkrainian
  • có ảnh hưởng đếnVietnamese
  • 影響Chinese

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