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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.
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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