(noun, verb)


1. the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion

Definition categories: feeling


1. have an effect upon

- Will the new rules affect me?

Similar word(s): impact, touch

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

2. act physically on; have an effect upon

- the medicine affects my heart rate

Definition categories: body, alter, change, modify

3. connect closely and often incriminatingly

- This new ruling affects your business

Similar word(s): involve, regard

Definition categories: stative, concern, pertain, refer, relate, touch

4. make believe with the intent to deceive

Similar word(s): dissemble, feign, pretend, sham

Definition categories: communication, belie, misrepresent

5. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

Similar word(s): impress, move, strike

Definition categories: emotion

Sentences with affect as a verb:

- The experience affected me deeply.

- The heat of the sunlight affected the speed of the chemical reaction.

- He was deeply affected by the tragic ending of the play.

- Hepatitis affects the liver.

- to affect ignorance

- He managed to affect a smile despite feeling quite miserable.