What does affect mean?

Definitions for affect
əˈfɛkt; ˈæf ɛktaf·fect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affectverb

    the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion

  2. affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touchverb

    have an effect upon

    "Will the new rules affect me?"

  3. affectverb

    act physically on; have an effect upon

    "the medicine affects my heart rate"

  4. involve, affect, regardverb

    connect closely and often incriminatingly

    "This new ruling affects your business"

  5. feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissembleverb

    make believe with the intent to deceive

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

  6. affect, impress, move, strikeverb

    have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affectverb

    to act upon; to produce an effect or change upon

    Etymology: [L. affectus.]

  2. Affectverb

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

    Etymology: [L. affectus.]

  3. Affectverb

    to love; to regard with affection

    Etymology: [L. affectus.]

  4. Affectverb

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

    Etymology: [L. affectus.]

  5. Affectverb

    to dispose or incline

    Etymology: [L. affectus.]

  6. Affectverb

    to aim at; to aspire; to covet

    Etymology: [L. affectus.]

  7. Affectverb

    to tend to by affinity or disposition

    Etymology: [L. affectus.]

  8. Affectverb

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

    Etymology: [L. affectus.]

  9. Affectverb

    to assign; to appoint

    Etymology: [L. affectus.]

  10. Affectnoun

    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.

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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. James Bawden:

    Her husband slipped and his leg was cut right off, it did affect her a lot.

  2. Ina Libak:

    The worst thing that we can do for people working in oil and gas industry is to close our eyes to what's happening abroad and just say 'good luck with this', when Europe stops using oil and gas and switches to other energy sources, and that is happening very fast, it would affect us ... I'm really concerned that we will have high unemployment in 20 years if we don't make that plan now.

  3. Gordon Schremp:

    If the situation gets bad enough, which no one is saying it will, the curtailment could affect larger blocks and touch ancillary facilities they depend on.

  4. Alexis karpouzos:

    Every flower and insect, every bird, and all the creatures that live upon the land and swim within the rivers and seas, are part of the Tree of Life. You are connected to the whole of life. Whatever happens to the myriad forms of life in the world around you, has a direct affect on you.

  5. Arthur Lurigio:

    Shootings can leave victims with permanent physical and emotional disabilities, including symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, the survivors of homicide never move on completely from their devastating loses. Bullets in the air leave permanent pain in the heart and create ripples of sorrow in families and communities that affect generations to come.

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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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