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I think anytime you can affect people in general, in a positive way, then you're a lucky individual.
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Meaning of "affect" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AFFECT

From Latin affectus, past participle of afficere to act upon, from ad- to + facere to do.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AFFECT

affect  [əˈfɛkt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AFFECT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Affect is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb affect in English.

WHAT DOES AFFECT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Affect

"Affect" is as an action or verb, affect means to change, and usually refers to an emotion or symptom. Affected, when used in a description, refers to fake or intentionally assumed behavior, i.e., an affected accent. Affect can refer to facial expression or demeanor. As a noun, "affect" may refer to an emotion or to a psychological/psychiatric state. As an adjective, it may refer to an assumed pretense: "Her affected accent really had an effect on me"; "Her affected* accent really affected* my view of her".. Affect may refer to: ▪ Affect ▪ Affect ▪ Blunted affect or affective flattening, a reduction in emotional reactivity. ▪ Labile affect, the unstable display of emotion. ▪ Affect display, signs of emotion, such as facial expression, vocalization, and posture ▪ Affective science, the scientific study of emotion ▪ Affect, the grammar of expressing affect ▪ Affective computing, an area of research in computer science aiming to understand the emotional state of users ▪ Affekt, a German term often used in musical and other aesthetic theory ▪ Doctrine of the affections, an important theory in the aesthetics of music...

Definition of affect in the English dictionary

The first definition of affect in the dictionary is to act upon or influence, esp in an adverse way. Other definition of affect is to move or disturb emotionally or mentally. Affect is also to attack.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO AFFECT

PRESENT

Present
I affect
you affect
he/she/it affects
we affect
you affect
they affect
Present continuous
I am affecting
you are affecting
he/she/it is affecting
we are affecting
you are affecting
they are affecting
Present perfect
I have affected
you have affected
he/she/it has affected
we have affected
you have affected
they have affected
Present perfect continuous
I have been affecting
you have been affecting
he/she/it has been affecting
we have been affecting
you have been affecting
they have been affecting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I affected
you affected
he/she/it affected
we affected
you affected
they affected
Past continuous
I was affecting
you were affecting
he/she/it was affecting
we were affecting
you were affecting
they were affecting
Past perfect
I had affected
you had affected
he/she/it had affected
we had affected
you had affected
they had affected
Past perfect continuous
I had been affecting
you had been affecting
he/she/it had been affecting
we had been affecting
you had been affecting
they had been affecting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will affect
you will affect
he/she/it will affect
we will affect
you will affect
they will affect
Future continuous
I will be affecting
you will be affecting
he/she/it will be affecting
we will be affecting
you will be affecting
they will be affecting
Future perfect
I will have affected
you will have affected
he/she/it will have affected
we will have affected
you will have affected
they will have affected
Future perfect continuous
I will have been affecting
you will have been affecting
he/she/it will have been affecting
we will have been affecting
you will have been affecting
they will have been affecting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would affect
you would affect
he/she/it would affect
we would affect
you would affect
they would affect
Conditional continuous
I would be affecting
you would be affecting
he/she/it would be affecting
we would be affecting
you would be affecting
they would be affecting
Conditional perfect
I would have affect
you would have affect
he/she/it would have affect
we would have affect
you would have affect
they would have affect
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been affecting
you would have been affecting
he/she/it would have been affecting
we would have been affecting
you would have been affecting
they would have been affecting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you affect
we let´s affect
you affect
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to affect
Past participle
affected
Present Participle
affecting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AFFECT


aftereffect
ˈɑːftərɪˌfɛkt
coinfect
ˌkəʊɪnˈfɛkt
confect
kənˈfɛkt
counterfect
ˈkaʊntəˌfɛkt
defect
dɪˈfɛkt
disaffect
ˌdɪsəˈfɛkt
disinfect
ˌdɪsɪnˈfɛkt
effect
ɪˈfɛkt
infect
ɪnˈfɛkt
praefect
ˈpriːfɛkt
prefect
ˈpriːfɛkt
redefect
ˌriːdɪˈfɛkt
reinfect
ˌriːɪnˈfɛkt
subprefect
ˈsʌbˌpriːfɛkt
suffect
ˈsʌfɛkt
transfect
trænsˈfɛkt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AFFECT

affeare
affectability
affectable
affectation
affected
affectedly
affectedness
affecter
affecting
affectingly
affection
affectional
affectionally
affectionate
affectionately
affectionless
affections
affective
affective disorder
affective psychosis

WORDS THAT END LIKE AFFECT

butterfly effect
domino effect
electro-optical effect
greenhouse effect
ground effect
Hall effect
halo effect
in effect
knock-on effect
law of effect
multiplier effect
perfect
photoelectric effect
placebo effect
primary effect
ripple effect
side effect
skin effect
sound effect
take effect
toxic effect

Synonyms and antonyms of affect in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AFFECT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «affect» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of affect

Translation of «affect» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AFFECT

Find out the translation of affect to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of affect from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «affect» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

影响
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

afectar
570 millions of speakers

English

affect
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रभावित कर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُؤثِر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

воздействовать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

afetar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রভাবিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

affecter
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menjejaskan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

betreffen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

影響を与える
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

영향을 미치다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nggayuh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tác động
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாதிக்கும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परिणाम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

etkilemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

influire
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wpłynąć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

впливати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a afecta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επηρεάζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beïnvloed
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

påverka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

påvirke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of affect

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AFFECT»

The term «affect» is very widely used and occupies the 4.362 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AFFECT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about affect

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10 QUOTES WITH «AFFECT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word affect.
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Mohamed Al-Fayed
I sleep at night; I do not think about anything. I put everything in my bag and go to sleep. Whatever you can do to me, it does not affect me. I started my life, my own life. I did not inherit it.
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Edgar Bergen
Nobody seems to know yet how television is going to affect the radio, movies, love, housekeeping or the church, but it has definitely revived vaudeville.
3
John Desmond Bernal
Political and social events must also be effective, but not in a very obvious fashion. But political confusion and prolonged peace undoubtedly affect creative thought but whether they respectively hinder or help it is not at all certain.
4
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
The politics of the Cape Town Metro, which allows an executive Mayoral committee to make secret decisions which affect you, behind closed doors, is wrong!
5
Colin Camerer
Game theory is a branch of, originally, applied mathematics, used mostly in economics and political science, a little bit in biology, that gives us a mathematical taxonomy of social life, and it predicts what people are likely to do and believe others will do in cases where everyone's actions affect everyone else.
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Ron Conway
As the tech industry continues to grow and sprout successful startups across the country, it is important that we understand our responsibility to affect positive change in our communities.
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Troy Denning
With 'Crucible,' any big changes I wanted to make I only had to run by Lucasfilm, not other authors whose stories I might affect.
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Ani DiFranco
Patriarchy is like the elephant in the room that we don't talk about, but how could it not affect the planet radically when it's the superstructure of human society.
9
Sam Elliott
I think anytime you can affect people in general, in a positive way, then you're a lucky individual.
10
Tony Fernandes
I'm not cynical or bitter in any way. Life's too short; you get ripped off, but if you hold a grudge, it's going to affect you. You take it on the chin, you learn, you try not to make the same mistakes.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AFFECT»

Discover the use of affect in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to affect and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Affect Theory Reader
A collection of essays on affect theory by groundbreaking scholars in the field
Melissa Gregg, Gregory J. Seigworth, 2010
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Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity
DIVA collection of essays examining theories of affect and how they relate to issues of performance and performativity./div "Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick writes with intense precision, and yet her work directs us toward the domain where meaning is ...
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Adam Frank, 2003
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Affect in Language Learning
This book examines the role of affect and cognition in language learning
Jane Arnold, 1999
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Post Cinematic Affect
The book traces these changes, focusing on four recent moving-image works: Nick Hooker's music video for Grace Jones' song Corporate Cannibal; Olivier Assayas' movie Boarding Gate, starring Asia Argento; Richard Kelly's movie Southland ...
Steven Shaviro, 2010
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The Transmission of Affect
" The Transmission of Affect deals with the belief that the emotions and energies of one person or group can be absorbed by or can enter directly into another.
Teresa Brennan, 2014
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Affect Imagery Consciousness: Volume I: The Positive Affects
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Silvan Tomkins, 1962
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Affect Imagery Consciousness: The Complete Edition: Two Volumes
When Tomkins began writing the book in the 1950's, American psychology was dominated by psychoanalytic and behaviorist theories--neither of which placed much importance on the role of basic emotions in everyday human behavior.
Silvan S. Tomkins PhD, 2008
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Political Affect: Connecting the Social and the Somatic
Political Affect investigates the relationship between the social and the somatic: how our bodies, minds, and social settings are intricately linked.
John Protevi, 2009
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Disorders of Affect Regulation: Alexithymia in Medical and ...
A stimulating and practical reference offering new perspectives on the role of emotions in mental and physical health.
Graeme J. Taylor, R. Michael Bagby, James D. A. Parker, 1999
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Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation
DIVA major theoretical rethinking of intellectual models of embodiment, movement, and sensation./div "It is not enough to describe Massumi's book as a brilliant achievement.
Brian Massumi, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AFFECT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term affect is used in the context of the following news items.
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Three big ways the crisis in Greece could affect Americans personally
The financial crisis in Greece has upended the lives — and livelihoods — of residents of the Mediterranean nation. The shutdown of the ... «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
2
How The Crisis In Greece Could Affect The Mortgage For Your …
OK wait a minute; what in the world does Greece have to do with the mortgage you are getting for your house in New Jersey? Maybe lots ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
3
Budget 2015: George Osborne's tax credit cuts will 'affect more than …
Osborne allies pointed out that the cap on the amount one family can claim in benefits in a year does not affect households in work, only ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
4
New Horizons Glitch Won't Affect Pluto Flyby, NASA Says
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will be ready for its epic Pluto flyby next week despite a recent glitch, mission team members say. «Space.com, Jul 15»
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Regulatory Review of Aetna's Humana Deal Could Affect Other …
Aetna Inc.'s $37 billion deal to buy smaller health insurer Humana Inc. will face rigorous scrutiny from U.S. regulators, which antitrust experts ... «Insurance Journal, Jul 15»
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If Raheem Sterling leaves it won't affect Liverpool significantly
At this point in the transfer window, nothing is certain and every rumor and “insider” tidbit should be taken with quite a few grains of salt. «World Soccer Talk, Jul 15»
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Williams on Strasburg's injury, how it could affect Scherzer for All …
Nationals manager Matt Williams addressed the media before tonight's game for the first time since the team announced that right-hander ... «MASNsports.com, Jul 15»
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How Much Do Financial Incentives And Production Methods Affect
So how much of an affect does production methodology have? According to the Game Outcomes Project, not much! Image by Game Outcomes ... «Lifehacker Australia, Jul 15»
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PM: Greek vote shouldn't affect NZ
Prime Minister John Key says the likely 'No' vote in the Greek referendum on crippling austerity measures should not affect New Zealand. «Otago Daily Times, Jul 15»
10
3 big ways the crisis in Greece could affect you in America
Supporters of the No vote wave Greek flags after the first results of the referendum were heard Sunday at Syntagma square in Athens. «Chicago Daily Herald, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Affect [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/affect>. Nov 2020 ».
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