Synonyms for affect

Grammar : Verb
Spell : verb uh-fekt; noun af-ekt
Phonetic Transcription : verb əˈfɛkt; noun ˈæf ɛkt

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Définition of affect

Origin :
  • late 14c., "mental state," from Latin noun use of affectus "furnished, supplied, endowed," figuratively "disposed, constituted, inclined," past participle of afficere "to do; treat, use, manage, handle; act on; have influence on, do something to," a verb of broad meaning, from ad- "to" (see ad-) + facere (past participle factus) "do" (see factitious). Perhaps obsolete except in psychology. Related: Affects.
  • verb influence, affect emotionally
  • verb pretend, imitate
Example sentences :
  • It was his habit to affect that he constantly forgot his mother's name.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Mr Clayton had taught me wisdom, which his own bad conduct could not sully or affect.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • So that they are advised with upon every article relating to us, or that may affect us.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Evils that were not immediately near me had no power to affect my imagination.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • The disappearance of the last piece of money could not affect people of position.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • She could not conceive how it could affect her position, for instance.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • But in her the action was so casual, so absent, that it did not affect me disagreeably.
  • Extract from : « Questionable Shapes » by William Dean Howells
  • But it was not the policy of Hawkeye to affect the least concealment.
  • Extract from : « The Last of the Mohicans » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • You saw, O Lord God, that mamma cried, and that it did not affect me!
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • Yet, it must be allowed, that such a sudden transition must affect her; must ice her over.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson

Antonyms for affect

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