Adjective "affect" definition and examples

(Affect may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Have an effect on; make a difference to.
  1. with clause 'your attitude will affect how successful you are'
  2. 'Battlefield effects on soldiers affected everyone - veterans and young soldiers alike.'
  3. 'I needed a place to fully explore cultural differences that affected me as a therapist.'
  4. 'The effects of the hunger affected each of their kind differently.'
  5. 'The murder rates of the U.S. and U.K. are also affected by differences in the way each counts homicides.'
  6. 'This is beginning to affect how the law determines which of these relationships should be given legal recognition.'
  7. 'Personal mission statements can drive us and affect how we conduct daily journalism.'
  8. 'The city has been affected by after effects of the quake, with over 200 casualties reported by police and hospital sources.'
  9. 'Eventually, our ordinary people will be affected with adverse effects on our still fragile economy.'
  10. 'It is possible that the difference in setting could affect the way personal topics impact on participation rates.'
  11. 'A variety of factors can affect how much you pay for insurance, such as where you live, the age and health of your animal and the level of cover you require.'
  12. 'I was really affected and touched by the sound of her voice, which differed from any conventional idea of a beautiful voice.'
  13. 'When I saw the documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11," I was really affected by it.'
  14. 'Alison, who is visibly affected by the reappearance of her old lover, at first tries to avoid him.'
  15. 'Salinger's book has powerfully affected, and still affects, so many generations of readers.'


Emotion or desire as influencing behaviour.
  1. 'A third component of reactive aggression is affect, and specifically anger.'
  2. 'By triggering affect and emotion, intolerant behaviors are set in motion.'

More definitions

1. to act on; produce an effect or change in: Cold weather affected the crops.

2. to impress the mind or move the feelings of: The music affected him deeply.

3. (of pain, disease, etc.) to attack or lay hold of. noun

4. Psychology. feeling or emotion.

5. Psychiatry. an expressed or observed emotional response: Restricted, flat, or blunted affect may be a symptom of mental illness, especially schizophrenia.

6. Obsolete. affection; passion; sensation; inc

More examples(as adjective)

"resolutions can be affect with republics."

"weeks can be affect in/at/on ways."

"oppositions can be affect in/at/on years."

"volumes can be affect by holidays."

"taxes can be affect off regimes."

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(affect)Late 19th century: coined in German from Latin affectus ‘disposition’, from afficere ‘to influence’ (see affect).