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