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Dictionary definition for: Affect

1. (n) the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion

2. (v) have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"

3. (v) act physically on; have an effect upon

4. (v) connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business"

5. (v) make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill" "He shammed a headache"

6. (v) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd"

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