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Overview of verb affect

The verb affect has 5 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (43) affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch

(have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?")

2. (11) affect

(act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate")

3. (4) involve, affect, regard

(connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business")

4. (4) feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble

(make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache")

5. affect, impress, move, strike

(have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd")


Overview of adj affected

The adj affected has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (5) affected

(acted upon; influenced)

2. (1) affected, unnatural

(speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression)

3. moved, affected, stirred, touched

(being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion; "too moved to speak"; "very touched by the stranger's kindness")

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