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1. affect

verb. ['əˈfɛkt'] have an effect upon.

Synonyms

  • scupper
  • impact
  • touch on
  • alter
  • hydrolize
  • color
  • touch
  • disoblige
  • distort
  • inconvenience
  • bother
  • bear on
  • put out
  • work
  • process
  • change
  • act upon
  • endanger
  • expose
  • discommode
  • excite
  • treat
  • influence
  • tell on
  • hit
  • bear upon
  • trouble
  • tinge
  • peril
  • hydrolise
  • strike
  • slam-dunk
  • subject
  • repercuss
  • stimulate
  • incommode
  • strike a blow
  • queer
  • modify
  • redound

Antonyms

  • uncolored
  • colored
  • achromatic color
  • colorlessness

Etymology

  • affect (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • affectus (Latin)
  • affecter (Anglo-Norman)
  • affecter (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Words that Rhyme with Affect

  • teleconnect
  • overprotect
  • interconnect
  • disrespect
  • reinspect
  • misdirect
  • disinfect
  • disconnect
  • reconnect
  • recollect
  • nondirect
  • interject
  • suspect
  • subject
  • resurrect
  • respect
  • reflect
  • reelect
  • redirect
  • project
  • neglect
  • intersect
  • inspect
  • indirect
  • incorrect
  • expect
  • deflect
  • confect
  • unchecked
  • select

Example sentences of the word affect


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Canines, like people, can have allergies and experience allergic reactions that sometimes affect their ears.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The nutrients present in the cell affect cell division.

3. Verb, base form
Don't change any other boxes because they don't affect the ability to ping.

Quotes containing the word affect


1. I get very little sleep. But I try to stay constantly busy. My fear is that if I stop working I'll, like, die. So throughout my life I've always tried to remain busy, and I sort of know no other way. I think if my heart rate slowed it would affect my constitution, strangely. I've been trained to do that.
- Matthew Gray Gubler

2. I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. Some of it is background music, and some of it is things that might affect a person's day, if not their life, or change an attitude. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something.
- Eddie Vedder

3. Without pain, how could we know joy?' This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

2. affect

verb. ['əˈfɛkt'] act physically on; have an effect upon.

Synonyms

  • cramp
  • relax
  • tense
  • tense up
  • alter
  • loosen up
  • attack
  • jaundice
  • soak
  • perk up
  • inebriate
  • tranquillise
  • tranquillize
  • change
  • ulcerate
  • sedate
  • arouse
  • unlax
  • make relaxed
  • tranquilize
  • strain
  • register
  • brace
  • calm
  • stimulate
  • intoxicate
  • modify
  • unwind
  • unstrain
  • energise

Antonyms

  • tense
  • stimulate
  • de-energize
  • strain
  • unstrain
  • sedate
  • de-energise

Etymology

  • affect (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • affectus (Latin)
  • affecter (Anglo-Norman)
  • affecter (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. affect

verb. ['əˈfɛkt'] make believe with the intent to deceive.

Synonyms

  • sham
  • bull
  • talk through one's hat
  • play possum
  • take a dive
  • make
  • feign
  • dissemble
  • pretend
  • bullshit
  • make believe
  • belie
  • misrepresent
  • fake

Antonyms

  • stay
  • whiten
  • colorless
  • uninterestingness

Etymology

  • affect (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • affectus (Latin)
  • affecter (Anglo-Norman)
  • affecter (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. affect

verb. ['əˈfɛkt'] connect closely and often incriminatingly.

Synonyms

  • pertain
  • concern
  • implicate
  • bear on
  • touch on
  • come to
  • regard
  • relate
  • involve
  • refer
  • touch

Antonyms

  • destabilize
  • enable
  • loosen
  • depersonalize

Etymology

  • affect (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • affectus (Latin)
  • affecter (Anglo-Norman)
  • affecter (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

5. affect

noun. ['əˈfɛkt'] the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion.

Antonyms

  • chromatic color

Etymology

  • affect (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • affectus (Latin)
  • affecter (Anglo-Norman)
  • affecter (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

6. affect

verb. ['əˈfɛkt'] have an emotional or cognitive impact upon.

Synonyms

  • impress
  • alienate
  • come to
  • propel
  • incite
  • touch
  • infect
  • experience
  • sadden
  • smite
  • prompt
  • disturb
  • move
  • sweep off
  • surprise
  • ingrain
  • strike a note
  • pierce
  • feel
  • instill
  • stir
  • hit home
  • hit
  • motivate
  • trouble
  • sweep away
  • cloud
  • strike a chord
  • strike
  • actuate
  • engrave
  • jar
  • upset
  • awaken
  • zap
  • strike home

Antonyms

  • colorful
  • black-and-white
  • worsen
  • break

Etymology

  • affect (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • affectus (Latin)
  • affecter (Anglo-Norman)
  • affecter (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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