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Synonyms for affectəˈfɛkt; ˈæf ɛkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affect(verb)

    the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion

  2. affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch(verb)

    have an effect upon

    Synonyms:
    adjoin, touch, dissemble, stir, rival, contact, involve, fix, pertain, continue, concern, impact, mend, carry on, tinge, refer, strike, meet, move, bushel, uphold, advert, affect, sham, restore, tint, relate, touch on, equal, preserve, tinct, bear on, impress, repair, allude, regard, match, bear upon, pretend, come to, have-to doe with, push, furbish up, feign, reach, partake, extend to, disturb, doctor

  3. affect(verb)

    act physically on; have an effect upon

    Synonyms:
    pretend, involve, touch on, move, strike, touch, bear upon, feign, regard, impress, impact, bear on, sham, dissemble

  4. involve, affect, regard(verb)

    connect closely and often incriminatingly

    Synonyms:
    bear upon, call for, impress, touch, involve, see, consider, strike, dissemble, sham, take, move, reckon, touch on, imply, pretend, require, affect, necessitate, postulate, demand, impact, ask, bear on, regard, view, need, feign

  5. feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble(verb)

    make believe with the intent to deceive

    Synonyms:
    bear upon, make believe, mask, touch, cloak, touch on, strike, dissemble, move, assume, involve, pretend, venture, simulate, impress, affect, hazard, feign, act, impact, sham, guess, profess, bear on, regard, make

  6. affect, impress, move, strike(verb)

    have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

    Synonyms:
    touch, chance upon, dissemble, incite, act, expunge, move, motivate, affect, strickle, imprint, attain, be active, come upon, chance on, propel, impress, impact, take, fall upon, strike, involve, shanghai, ingrain, assume, displace, make a motion, excise, collide with, coin, yarn-dye, fall, proceed, walk out, impinge on, go, sham, run into, scratch, shine, hit, prompt, regard, touch on, take up, bear on, locomote, mint, instill, travel, happen upon, bear upon, pretend, come to, run, print, feign, actuate, light upon, come across, discover

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. affect

    The distinctive idea of assume is to take by one's own independent volition, whether well or ill, rightfully or wrongfully. One may accept an obligation or assume an authority that properly belongs to him, or he may assume an obligation or indebtedness that could not be required of him. He may assume authority or office that is his right; if he assumes what does not belong to him, he is said to arrogate or usurp it. A man may usurp the substance of power in the most unpretending way; what he arrogates to himself he assumes with a haughty and overbearing manner. One assumes the robes or insignia of office by putting them on, with or without right. If he takes to himself the credit and appearance of qualities he does not possess, he is said to affect or feign, or to pretend to, the character he thus assumes. What a debater postulates he openly states and takes for granted without proof; what he assumes he may take for granted without mention. A favorite trick of the sophist is quietly to assume as true what would at once be challenged if expressly stated. What a man claims he asserts his right to take; what he assumes he takes.

    Synonyms:
    accept, appropriate, arrogate, assume, claim, feign, postulate, presume, pretend, put on, take, usurp

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. affect(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    influence, act upon, work upon

  2. affect(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    concern, interest, regard, relate to, bear upon

  3. affect(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    touch, move, impress, melt, subdue, overcome, pierce

  4. affect(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    crave, yearn for, aspire to, aim at

  5. affect(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    assume, feign, arrogate, put on, make a show of, pretend to


Translations for affect

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تؤثرArabic
  • въздействам, имитирам, засягам, вълнувам, афект, поразявам, действам, преструвам сеBulgarian
  • afectar, afecteCatalan, Valencian
  • ovlivnit, postihnoutCzech
  • Affekt, beeinflussen, vortäuschen, rühren, fingieren, bewegenGerman
  • προσβάλλω, βλάπτω, επιδρώ, κάνω, συγκινώ, αίσθηση, επηρεάζω, προσποιούμαιGreek
  • afectar, fingir, conmoverSpanish
  • vahingoittaa, affekti, esittää, liikuttaa, teeskennellä, vaikuttaaFinnish
  • émouvoir, affecter, feindreFrench
  • afectarGalician
  • commuovere, fingereItalian
  • kawekaweMāori
  • påvirkeNorwegian
  • emotioneren, aantasten, beïnvloeden, veinzen, ontroerenDutch
  • affektere, affekt, influereNorwegian
  • oddziaływaćPolish
  • afeto, afetar, fingir, comoverPortuguese
  • аффект, трогать, делать вид, влиять, любить, поражать, прикидываться, воздействовать, предпочитать, менять, нравиться, волновать, притворятьсяRussian
  • aфектSerbo-Croatian
  • afektSlovene
  • skada, påverka, åstadkomma, influera, fingera, drabba, beröra, röraSwedish
  • பாதிக்கும்Tamil
  • có ảnh hưởng đếnVietnamese

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