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    affect

    affect - Dictionary definition and meaning for word affect

    Definition
    (noun) the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion Definition
    (verb) have an effect upon
    Synonyms : bear on , bear upon , impact , touch , touch on
    Example Sentence
    • Will the new rules affect me?
    Definition
    (verb) act physically on; have an effect upon
    Example Sentence
    • the medicine affects my heart rate
    Definition
    (verb) connect closely and often incriminatingly
    Synonyms : involve , regard
    Example Sentence
    • This new ruling affects your business
    Definition
    (verb) make believe with the intent to deceive
    Synonyms : dissemble , feign , pretend , sham
    Example Sentence
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache
    Definition
    (verb) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
    Synonyms : impress , move , strike
    Example Sentence
    • This child impressed me as unusually mature
    • This behavior struck me as odd
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for affect

affect rhymes like INFECT...so TO INFECT...TO AFFECT...

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