Synonyms of affect in English

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affect1


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verb

1‘the climate was likely to be affected by greenhouse gas emissions’

SYNONYMS

influence, exert influence on, have an effect on, act on, work on, condition, touch, have an impact on, impact on, take hold of, attack, infect, strike, strike at, hit

change, alter, modify, transform, form, shape, control, govern, determine, decide, guide, sway, bias

ANTONYMS

be unaffected

2‘she had been deeply affected by her parents' divorce’

SYNONYMS

upset, trouble, hit hard, overwhelm, devastate, damage, hurt, pain, grieve, sadden, distress, disturb, perturb, agitate, shake, shake up, stir

move, touch, tug at someone's heartstrings

make an impression on

informal knock for six, knock back, bowl over, throw, faze, get to

ANTONYMS

be unaffected, be indifferent to


Synonyms of affect in English

: affect1affect2

affect2


See definition of affect

verb

1‘he deliberately affected a republican stance’

SYNONYMS

assume, put on, take on, adopt, like, have a liking for, embrace, espouse

2‘she affected a small frown of concentration’

SYNONYMS

pretend, feign, fake, counterfeit, sham, simulate, fabricate, give the appearance of, make a show of, make a pretence of, play at, go through the motions of

informal put on

North American informal make like