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affects

verb (1)
present tense third-person singular of affect

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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2 to be the business or affair of
  • fortunately, hurricane season doesn't affect the West Coast

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affects

verb (2)
present tense third-person singular of affect

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1 to present a false appearance of
  • she affected complete unawareness that we were talking about her, though she must have overheard

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2 to go to or spend time in often
  • a power couple known to affect all the fancy parties in town

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“Affects.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/affects. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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