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  Definition of affect
  1. the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  2. act physically on; have an effect upon
  3. have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
  4. make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
  5. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
  6. connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business"
Similar Words: impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch, feign, sham, pretend, dissemble, impress, move, strike, involve, regard

 

Hyponyms: attack, ulcerate, sedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up, tense, strain, tense up, relax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxed, jaundice, register, intoxicate, soak, inebriate, strike a blow, repercuss, tell on, redound, excite, process, treat, hydrolize, hydrolise, tinge, color, colour, distort, queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril, hit, strike, subject, trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, bother, influence, act upon, work, slam-dunk, play possum, take a dive, bull, fake, mouth, infect, surprise, impress, ingrain, instill, awaken, engrave, strike dumb, zap, jar, hit home, strike home, strike a chord, strike a note, smite, cloud, pierce, sweep away, sweep off, disturb, upset, touch, stir, move, sadden, implicate

 

Grouped Verbs: make, pretend, make believe, hit, strike, come to, motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite

 

Derivational Morphology: impress, move, strike, impact, wallop, impingement, encroachment, hypocrite, dissembler, phony, phoney, pretender, pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling, imposter, impostor, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player, pretending, simulation, postiche, malingerer, skulker, respect, regard, involvement

 

 
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