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Definition of affect:

  1. Affection; inclination; passion; feeling; disposition.
  2. The emotional complex associated with an idea or mental state. In hysteria, the affect is sometimes entirely dissociated, sometimes transferred to another than the original idea.
  3. To act upon; to produce an effect or change upon.
  4. To aim at; to aspire; to covet.
  5. To assign; to appoint.
  6. To dispose or incline.
  7. To influence or move, as the feelings or passions; to touch.
  8. To love; to regard with affection.
  9. To make a show of; to put on a pretense of; to feign; to assume; as, to affect ignorance.
  10. To show a fondness for; to like to use or practice; to choose; hence, to frequent habitually.
  11. To tend to by affinity or disposition.

Synonyms:

act, impinge on, view, come across, pertain, incite, imply, attain, displace, usurp, fix, profess, assume, take, meet, proceed, induce, cloak, call for, arrogate, afflict, walk out, mend, come to, involve, reach, prompt, tinct, make a motion, take on, locomote, chance on, discover, excise, make, hit, have-to doe with, regard, refer, tinge, tint, demand, grip, sham, yarn-dye, run, hazard, light upon, collide with, consider, run into, need, impair, match, transform, pretend, touch, impact, advert, concern, strickle, doctor, continue, postulate, bushel, contact, modify, ingrain, appropriate, relate, put on, venture, actuate, fall, reckon, imprint, carry on, change, instill, require, touch on, see, impress, stir, print, scratch, move, preserve, allude, rival, seize, accept, shine, equal, uphold, expunge, guess, come upon, chance upon, bear upon, necessitate, propel, mint, happen upon, be active, bear on, feign, travel, disturb, repair, strike, shanghai, take up, push, presume, restore, harm, fall upon, make believe, coin, ask, alter, interest, go, attack, adjoin, furbish up, partake, dissemble, mask, simulate, extend to.

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