1 attack, act upon, lay hold of, strike:
Arthritis has affected his hands and he can no longer play the piano.
2 move, stir, impress, touch, strike; perturb, upset, trouble, agitate:
The sportsman was not affected by all the taunts and jeers.
3 influence, sway, change, transform, modify, alter:
Her sudden fame has affected her view of herself.
1 assume, adopt, put on, pretend (to), feign, sham, fake, counterfeit:
Charles affects a knowledge of high finance.
2 choose, select; use, wear, adopt:
He affected a striped blazer and a boater which he wore at a jaunty angle.
greatly, materially, radically, significantly, very much | barely, hardly, not unduly
Sales did not seem unduly affected.
| slightly | clearly | directly | indirectly | adversely, badly, seriously, severely
VERB + AFFECT
be likely to
developments that are likely to affect the environment
2 make sb sad/angry
Her death affected him deeply.
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