What does affect mean?

Definitions for affect
əˈfɛkt; ˈæf ɛktaf·fect

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word affect.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. affect(verb)

    the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion

  2. affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch(verb)

    have an effect upon

    "Will the new rules affect me?"

  3. affect(verb)

    act physically on; have an effect upon

    "the medicine affects my heart rate"

  4. involve, affect, regard(verb)

    connect closely and often incriminatingly

    "This new ruling affects your business"

  5. feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble(verb)

    make believe with the intent to deceive

    "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"

  6. affect, impress, move, strike(verb)

    have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

    "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affect(verb)

    to act upon; to produce an effect or change upon

    Etymology: [L. affectus.]

  2. Affect(verb)

    to influence or move, as the feelings or passions; to touch

    Etymology: [L. affectus.]

  3. Affect(verb)

    to love; to regard with affection

    Etymology: [L. affectus.]

  4. Affect(verb)

    to show a fondness for; to like to use or practice; to choose; hence, to frequent habitually

    Etymology: [L. affectus.]

  5. Affect(verb)

    to dispose or incline

    Etymology: [L. affectus.]

  6. Affect(verb)

    to aim at; to aspire; to covet

    Etymology: [L. affectus.]

  7. Affect(verb)

    to tend to by affinity or disposition

    Etymology: [L. affectus.]

  8. Affect(verb)

    to make a show of; to put on a pretense of; to feign; to assume; as, to affect ignorance

    Etymology: [L. affectus.]

  9. Affect(verb)

    to assign; to appoint

    Etymology: [L. affectus.]

  10. Affect(noun)

    affection; inclination; passion; feeling; disposition

    Etymology: [L. affectus.]

Freebase

  1. Affect

    Affect refers to the experience of feeling or emotion. Affect is a key part of the process of an organism's interaction with stimuli. The word also refers sometimes to affect display, which is "a facial, vocal, or gestural behavior that serves as an indicator of affect". The affective domain represents one of the three divisions described in modern psychology: the cognitive, the conative, and the affective. Classically, these divisions have also been referred to as the "ABC of psychology", in that case using the terms "affect", "behavior", and "cognition". In certain views, the conative may be considered as a part of the affective, or the affective as a part of the cognitive.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Affect

    af-fekt′, v.t. to act upon: to produce a change upon: to move the feelings: to assign, apply (only in pass.).—adj. Affect′ed, touched with a feeling either for or against (with by): full of affectation: feigned.—adv. Affect′edly.—n. Affect′edness.—adj. Affect′ing, having power to move the passions: pathetic.—adv. Affect′ingly. [L. afficĕre, affectumad, to, facĕre, to do.]

  2. Affect

    af-fekt′, v.t. to make a show or pretence of, to assume, to counterfeit or pretend to, to take upon one's self to: (obs.) to aim at, seek to obtain: (arch.) have a liking for, to love: to practise, wear, or frequent: to haunt or inhabit by preference.—n. Affectā′tion, a striving after, or an attempt to assume, what is not natural or real: pretence. [L. affectāre, freq. of afficĕre. See Affect above.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Affect

    The feeling-tone accompaniment of an idea or mental representation. It is the most direct psychic derivative of instinct and the psychic representative of the various bodily changes by means of which instincts manifest themselves.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'affect' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2232

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'affect' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1926

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'affect' in Verbs Frequency: #169

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of affect in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of affect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of affect in a Sentence

  1. Emil Waters:

    It's important to be crystal-clear about the responsibilities one has, and the most important one is to report it if you are contacted by anyone seeking to affect a game.

  2. Ian Kerner:

    It was also refreshing to see in this study that many of the ethnic and cultural stereotypes around penis size -- for example, that Black men have larger penises and Asian men have smaller ones -- were not supported, it's those sorts of messages that get internalized and affect sexual self-esteem.

  3. Roger Sweet:

    Although a closure does affect our local economy, if a wildfire destroys the forest, we have no economy.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Your logic, authentic, scientific, and rational response to your opponents will not affect, because of just their enmity. There is only one way left that you keep silence and a smile on their behavior; they will mentally die.

  5. Sharon Burke:

    It's a really important punctuation mark on what he's saying is a top priority for him, it's the ultimate legacy issue because it is something that's going to affect so many generations of Americans.

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Translations for affect

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  • تؤثرArabic
  • въздействам, имитирам, засягам, вълнувам, афект, поразявам, действам, преструвам сеBulgarian
  • afectar, afecteCatalan, Valencian
  • ovlivnit, postihnoutCzech
  • Affekt, beeinflussen, vortäuschen, rühren, fingieren, bewegenGerman
  • προσβάλλω, βλάπτω, επιδρώ, κάνω, συγκινώ, αίσθηση, επηρεάζω, προσποιούμαιGreek
  • afectar, fingir, conmoverSpanish
  • vahingoittaa, affekti, esittää, liikuttaa, teeskennellä, vaikuttaaFinnish
  • émouvoir, affecter, feindreFrench
  • afectarGalician
  • commuovere, fingereItalian
  • kawekaweMāori
  • påvirkeNorwegian
  • emotioneren, aantasten, beïnvloeden, veinzen, ontroerenDutch
  • affektere, affekt, influereNorwegian
  • oddziaływaćPolish
  • afeto, afetar, fingir, comoverPortuguese
  • аффект, трогать, делать вид, влиять, любить, поражать, прикидываться, воздействовать, предпочитать, менять, нравиться, волновать, притворятьсяRussian
  • aфектSerbo-Croatian
  • afektSlovene
  • skada, påverka, åstadkomma, influera, fingera, drabba, beröra, röraSwedish
  • பாதிக்கும்Tamil
  • впливатиUkrainian
  • có ảnh hưởng đếnVietnamese
  • 影響Chinese

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