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af·fect1

affect1

 
 
pronunciation:
fekt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: affects, affecting, affected
definition 1: to cause a change in; influence.
When the sun came out, it affected my plan to stay inside and finish my book.
synonyms:
influence
similar words:
alter, change, concern, modify, sway, touch, transform
definition 2: to cause to feel sad or sorry; move; touch.
The picture of the puppy with its sad eyes affected him deeply.
synonyms:
move, touch
similar words:
agitate, hit, impress, stir, trouble
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