What is the meaning of affect?


  • The conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion.


  • Have an effect upon.
    • usage: "Will the new rules affect me"
  • Act physically on; have an effect upon.
    • usage: "the medicine affects my heart rate"
  • Connect closely and often incriminatingly.
    • usage: "This new ruling affects your business"
  • Make believe with the intent to deceive.
    • usage: "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
  • Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon.
    • usage: "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
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