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affect

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of affect

  1. 1 to act upon (a person or a person's feelings) so as to cause a response their son claims that scary movies don't affect him in the least Synonyms of 1affect impact, impress, influence, move, reach, strike, sway, tell (on), touch Words Related to 1affect carry away, dazzle, enrapture, entrance, enthrall (or enthral), ravish, transport; bias, color; inspire, stir; engage, interest, involve, penetrate, pierce; afflict, agitate, bother, concern, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, distress, disturb, fluster, harass, harry, perturb, pester, plague, smite, strain, stress, trouble, try, upset, worry, wring; allure, attract, bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, fascinate Phrases get to Near Antonyms of 1affect bore, jade, pall, tire, weary; underwhelm

  2. 2 to be the business or affair of fortunately, hurricane season doesn't affect the West Coast Synonyms of 1affect affect, involve, touchWords Related to 1affect appertain (to), apply (to), bear (on), pertain (to), refer (to), relate (to); embroil, ensnare, entangle, implicate

Synonym Discussion of affect

assume, affect, pretend, simulate, feign, counterfeit, sham mean to put on a false or deceptive appearance. assume often implies a justifiable motive rather than an intent to deceive.
    • assumed an air of cheerfulness around the patients
affect implies making a false show of possessing, using, or feeling.
    • affected an interest in art
pretend implies an overt and sustained false appearance.
    • pretended that nothing had happened
simulate suggests a close imitation of the appearance of something.
    • cosmetics that simulate a suntan
feign implies more artful invention than pretend, less specific mimicry than simulate.
    • feigned sickness
counterfeit implies achieving the highest degree of verisimilitude of any of these words.
    • an actor counterfeiting drunkenness
sham implies an obvious falseness that fools only the gullible.
    • shammed a most unconvincing limp

Synonym Discussion of affect


affect

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of affect

  1. 1 to present a false appearance of she affected complete unawareness that we were talking about her, though she must have overheard Synonyms of 2affect act, affect, assume, bluff, counterfeit, dissemble, fake, pass (for), pretend, profess, put on, sham, simulateWords Related to 2affect dissimulate, impersonate, let on, masquerade, play, playact, pose; forge, imitate; camouflage, conceal, disguise, mask; feint; malinger

  2. 2 to go to or spend time in often a power couple known to affect all the fancy parties in town Synonyms of 2affect affect, habituate, hang (at), haunt, resort (to), visitWords Related to 2affect patronize; attend, take in; infest, invade, overrun, swarm; call (on or upon), drop by, drop in, pop (in), run (in), stop (in or by); camp (out in), sojourn (at), stay (at), stop (over), tarry (in)Near Antonyms of 2affect dodge, duck, elude, escape, eschew, evade, shakeAntonyms of 2affect avoid, shun

Synonym Discussion of affect

assume, affect, pretend, simulate, feign, counterfeit, sham mean to put on a false or deceptive appearance. assume often implies a justifiable motive rather than an intent to deceive.
    • assumed an air of cheerfulness around the patients
affect implies making a false show of possessing, using, or feeling.
    • affected an interest in art
pretend implies an overt and sustained false appearance.
    • pretended that nothing had happened
simulate suggests a close imitation of the appearance of something.
    • cosmetics that simulate a suntan
feign implies more artful invention than pretend, less specific mimicry than simulate.
    • feigned sickness
counterfeit implies achieving the highest degree of verisimilitude of any of these words.
    • an actor counterfeiting drunkenness
sham implies an obvious falseness that fools only the gullible.
    • shammed a most unconvincing limp

Synonym Discussion of affect



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