[ US /əˈfɛkt/ ]
  1. the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  1. make believe with the intent to deceive
    He feigned that he was ill
    He shammed a headache
  2. act physically on; have an effect upon
    the medicine affects my heart rate
  3. have an effect upon
    Will the new rules affect me?
  4. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
    This child impressed me as unusually mature
    This behavior struck me as odd
    her comments struck a sour note
    he was dumb-struck by the news
  5. connect closely and often incriminatingly
    This new ruling affects your business
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How To Use affect In A Sentence

  • Dance the coxswain was the first affected in that way, but after a few moments Mark felt that the poor fellow had been suffering in The Black Bar
  • If you interview a lot of conservative Democrats, even in states like Texas, you know, New Mexico, they are very concerned that Hillary Clinton on the top of the ticket would really kind of depress voter turnout and ultimately affect a lot of down ballot races. CNN Transcript Apr 18, 2008
  • Observing the affected knee may reveal dystrophic changes, alteration of skin color, calluses related to kneeling or occupational abuse of the knee, scars, scratches, or rashes.
  • Yet, there are times when I wonder if my love is misplaced, if I should temper my affection.
  • The area of domination and control that affected me the longest isn't limited to just my small church. Christianity Today
  • If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. Bill Clinton 
  • To wake up with her belly-up and demanding affection is to have your heart explode with the kind of joy that compels some people into a life of large-scale oil painting.
  • Open pores are more affected by rubbing or abrasion, causing these fabrics to wear out sooner.
  • It was a day for the children who were special in some way and also for their loving parents who showered them with constant attention and unbounded affection.
  • Plantations of exotic non-native trees use up large quantities of water, which can have adverse affects on natural habitats.
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