Meaning of affect

Definition of affect

(verb) have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate"
connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business"
make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"; "he was dumb-struck by the news"; "her comments struck a sour note"

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