What is affect?

  • (verb): Make believe with the intent to deceive.
    Synonyms: feign, sham, pretend, dissemble
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "affect":

  • (verb): Connect closely and often incriminatingly.
    Synonyms: involve, regard
  • (verb): Act physically on; have an effect upon.
  • (noun): The conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion.

Famous quotes containing the word affect:

    You never look at the backside of a mirror because when you do, it’ll affect your future because you’re looking at yourself backwards. No, you’re looking at your inner self and you don’t recognize it because you’ve never seen it before.
    Gus Van Sant, U.S. screenwriter and director, and Dan Yost. Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon)

    We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    If we dreamed the same thing every night, it would affect us much as the objects we see every day. And if a common workman were sure to dream every night for twelve hours that he was a king, I believe he would be almost as happy as a king who should dream every night for twelve hours on end that he was a common workman.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)