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Definition 1: the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion - [noun denoting feeling]

(affect is a kind of ...) the experiencing of affective and emotional states

"she had a feeling of euphoria" "he had terrible feelings of guilt" "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"

Definition 2: act physically on; have an effect upon - [verb of body]

Samples where affect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the medicine affects my heart rate

(affect is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of affect ) begin to injure

"The cancer cells are attacking his liver" "Rust is attacking the metal"

(... is a kind of affect ) enter into someone's consciousness

"Did this event register in your parents' minds?"

(... is a kind of affect ) affect with, or as if with, jaundice

(... is a kind of affect ) affect with or as if with a cramp

(... is a kind of affect ) cause to feel relaxed

"A hot bath always relaxes me"

(... is a kind of affect ) cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious

"he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up"

(... is a kind of affect ) cause to be alert and energetic

"Coffee and tea stimulate me" "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"

(... is a kind of affect ) cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to

"The patient must be sedated before the operation"

(... is a kind of affect ) affect with an ulcer

"Her stomach was ulcerated"

(... is a kind of affect ) make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)

Definition 3: have an effect upon - [verb of change]

Samples where affect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Will the new rules affect me?

Synonyms for affect in the sense of this definition

(affect is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of affect ) have and exert influence or effect

"The artist's work influenced the young painter" "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

(... is a kind of affect ) to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

"Sorry to trouble you, but..."

(... is a kind of affect ) cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to

"He subjected me to his awful poetry" "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills" "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"

(... is a kind of affect ) affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely

"We were hit by really bad weather" "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager" "The earthquake struck at midnight"

(... is a kind of affect ) put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

(... is a kind of affect ) affect as in thought or feeling

"My personal feelings color my judgment in this case" "The sadness tinged his life"

(... is a kind of affect ) make a compound react with water and undergo hydrolysis

(... is a kind of affect ) subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

"process cheese" "process hair" "treat the water so it can be drunk" "treat the lawn with chemicals" "treat an oil spill"

(... is a kind of affect ) act as a stimulant

"The book stimulated her imagination" "This play stimulates"

(... is a kind of affect ) have an effect for good or ill

"Her efforts will redound to the general good"

(... is a kind of affect ) produce an effect or strain on somebody

"Each step told on his tired legs"

(... is a kind of affect ) cause repercussions; have an unwanted effect

(... is a kind of affect ) affect adversely

"The court ruling struck a blow at the old segregation laws"

(... is a kind of affect ) make a forceful move against

"the electronic travel market is slam-dunking traditional travel agencies"

Definition 4: make believe with the intent to deceive - [verb of communication]

Samples where affect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He feigned that he was ill
  • He shammed a headache

Synonyms for affect in the sense of this definition

(affect is a kind of ...) represent falsely

"This statement misrepresents my intentions"

(... is a kind of affect ) to pretend to be dead

(... is a kind of affect ) pretend to be knocked out, as of a boxer

(... is a kind of affect ) speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths

"The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"

(... is a kind of affect ) articulate silently; form words with the lips only

"She mouthed a swear word"

(affect has a similar meaning as ...) represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like

"She makes like an actress"

Definition 5: have an emotional or cognitive impact upon - [verb of emotion]

Samples where affect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This child impressed me as unusually mature
  • This behavior struck me as odd
  • he was dumb-struck by the news
  • her comments struck a sour note

Synonyms for affect in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of affect ) affect in a contagious way

"His laughter infects everyone who is in the same room"

(... is a kind of affect ) move or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply

"The cold pierced her bones" "Her words pierced the students"

(... is a kind of affect ) impress positively

"The young chess player impressed her audience"

(... is a kind of affect ) overwhelm emotionally

"Her swept her away"

(... is a kind of affect ) move deeply

"This book upset me" "A troubling thought"

(... is a kind of affect ) affect emotionally

"A stirring movie" "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"

(... is a kind of affect ) arouse sympathy or compassion in

"Her fate moved us all"

(... is a kind of affect ) make unhappy

"The news of her death saddened me"

(... is a kind of affect ) make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated

"the boring work alienated his employees"

(... is a kind of affect ) make gloomy or depressed

"Their faces were clouded with sadness"

(... is a kind of affect ) affect suddenly with deep feeling

"He was smitten with love for this young girl"

(... is a kind of affect ) refer to or be relevant or familiar to

"I hope this message hits home!"

(... is a kind of affect ) affect in a disagreeable way

"This play jarred the audience"

(... is a kind of affect ) strike suddenly and with force

"This show zaps the viewers with some shocking scenes"

(... is a kind of affect ) render speechless, as by surprising or shocking

"we were struck dumb by the candidate's announcement"

(... is a kind of affect ) impress or affect deeply

"The event engraved itself into her memory"

(... is a kind of affect ) cause to be surprised

"The news really surprised me"

(... is a kind of affect ) make aware

"They were awakened to the sad facts"

(... is a kind of affect ) produce or try to produce a vivid impression of

"Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"

(affect causes ...) undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

"She felt resentful" "He felt regret"

(affect has a similar meaning as ...) give an incentive for action

"This moved me to sacrifice my career"

(affect has a similar meaning as ...) cause to experience suddenly

"Panic struck me" "An interesting idea hit her" "A thought came to me" "The thought struck terror in our minds" "They were struck with fear"

Definition 6: connect closely and often incriminatingly - [verb of stative]

Samples where affect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This new ruling affects your business

Synonyms for affect in the sense of this definition

(affect is a kind of ...) be relevant to

"There were lots of questions referring to her talk" "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"

(... is a kind of affect ) bring into intimate and incriminating connection

"He is implicated in the scheme to defraud the government"

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