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. Chen Zhizhong:

    The problem with this market is that there's no fresh money flowing in, the MSCI move could affect Hong Kong stocks negatively; foreign interest in Hong Kong stocks is subdued by an expected Fed rate hike later this year; and mainland investors are looking on the sidelines amid political uncertainty.

  2. Gilda Pedraza:

    This isn't about party ideology, this is about governability and specifically laws that are going to affect day to day life, this is how we protect our homes, this is how we protect our families.

  3. Mariana Henry:

    Those are our neighbors. If we don't take care of them, they're going to be breaking into my house, they're going to be breaking into my car. It will affect me just as much as it affects everyone else, i don't want my kid going to school with half the population on drugs.

  4. Chris Cuomo:

    New York must stop all of its unnecessary lawsuits harrassment, start cleaning New York up, and lowering taxes. Build relationships, but dont bring Fredo ! Trump said, tacking on a insult referring to Chris Cuomo, Chris Cuomo. The Fredo reference is a nod to The Godfather films, and a character in the film who ultimately betrays Chris Cuomo. The Fredo reference was first made by a Trump supporter last summer in a viral video that saw the television journalist get irate with the man for the insult. In the video, Chris Cuomo says the term was meant as a derogatory term for Chris Cuomo Italian heritage, similar to the N-word for African Americans. ( Punk-a ** b ***** s from the right call me Fredo, Chris Cuomo said in the video. My name is Chris Cuomo. Im an anchor on CNN. Fredo is from The Godfather. He was a weak brother and they use it as an Italian aspersion.) DHS SUSPENDS GLOBAL ENTRY FOR New Yorkers ; WILL AFFECT 800K OVER 5 YEARS Chris Cuomo had said hes willing to restore federal access to driving records on a limited basis. But in a midday news conference, Chris Cuomo pledged not to let federal immigration agents see lists of people who had applied for a new type of license that doesnt require applicants to prove they are in the U.S. legally. If they think theyre going to extort New York into giving them a database of undocumented people, theyre wrong. I will never do that.

  5. Joshua Cohen:

    While impact monitors can be used as a guide to indicate potential risk and improve training and evaluation techniques, experts stress that these new technologies can not diagnose a concussion. None of [ it ] takes into account what actually happens inside the brain because of those hits or the duration of time that that hit happens, all which will affect the likelihood of getting a concussion and will determine how severe the concussion could be.

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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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