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Definition of Affect


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

Affect Quotations

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Bob Marley

Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it affect you or not.
Valerie Bertinelli

Many times, the decisions we make affect and hurt your closest friends and family the most. I have a lot of regrets in that regard. But God has forgiven me, which I am very thankful for. It has enabled me to forgive myself and move forward one day at a time.
Lex Luger

Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
Jim Rohn

Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.
Jimmy Carter
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Affect Translations

affect in Dutch is aandoen, aangrijpen
affect in French is affectez, influer, concernent, affectons
affect in Latin is inflecto, moveo moti motum, contineo
affect in Portuguese is afete
affect in Spanish is afectar, concernir
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