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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The subjective aspect of an emotion

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Used as a noun, listen here, it means: The subjective aspect of an emotion. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To act upon; Also: To influence someone's feelings.

Usage examples (43)
  • Will the new rules affect me?
  • Verb (used with object) : Cold weather affected the crops. ,The music affected him deeply
  • Noun : Restricted, flat, or blunted affect may be a symptom of mental illness, especially schizophrenia
  • Verb (used with object) : to affect knowledge of the situation. ,to affect a Southern accent. ,the peculiar costume he affected. ,to... for more
Tutoring comment
  • The appearance of an "affect" (feeling or emotion) can have a strong "effect" (result) on your relationships.
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