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To influence, usually emotionally
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“Our son claims that romantic comedies don't affect him in the least.”
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To make a false show or pretense of
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“These affect an air of tired superiority in a world of unoriginal humorists.”
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To take on an affectation
“Rosalinda, who was also invited to the party, arrives there, affecting the airs of a Hungarian countess.”
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(somewhat rare) To be a regular patron or visitor of
“Vincent and his entourage were known to affect all the fancy clubs in town.”
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(rare) To have an attraction to or feel affection for someone
“There is a lady in the country to whom I affect deeply.”
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To affect
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To cause (someone) pain, suffering or distress
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To be relevant or important to
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To make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on
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To gain influence by corrupt means or intimidation
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To astonish, astound, surprise or perplex
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To obstruct or get in the way of an operation or process
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To act on, or put into action, a request
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To preoccupy the mind of someone, typically in a troubling way
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To fill or be in every part of
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To annoy or irritate
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To affect or come upon
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To exert influence over or dictate the outcome of
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To be, or cause to be, significantly overcome with an emotion
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To understand, or try to understand, something
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To affect
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(tell on) To impact or take its toll on
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(wash over) To fill or overcome (with an emotion)
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To manipulate (a situation), typically in a way that is unfair or unscrupulous
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To give force or effect toward
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Be communicated to
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Make or become more tender or loving
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To give or add color to
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To make a transition or change
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To carry out a physical interaction
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To cause a feeling of disgust or revulsion in
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(disagree with) To have an adverse or sickening effect on
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Press for political action
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Have recourse to
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To engulf or affect (an area or place) swiftly and widely
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A feeling deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others
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