Affected
Affect Af*fect", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Affected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Affecting}.] [L. affectus, p. p. of afficere to affect by active agency; ad + facere to make: cf. F. affectere, L. affectare, freq. of afficere. See {Fact}.] 1. To act upon; to produce an effect or change upon. [1913 Webster]

As might affect the earth with cold heat. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The climate affected their health and spirits. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. To influence or move, as the feelings or passions; to touch. [1913 Webster]

A consideration of the rationale of our passions seems to me very necessary for all who would affect them upon solid and pure principles. [1913 Webster]

3. To love; to regard with affection. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

As for Queen Katharine, he rather respected than affected, rather honored than loved, her. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

4. To show a fondness for; to like to use or practice; to choose; hence, to frequent habitually. [1913 Webster]

For he does neither affect company, nor is he fit for it, indeed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Do not affect the society of your inferiors in rank, nor court that of the great. --Hazlitt. [1913 Webster]

5. To dispose or incline. [1913 Webster]

Men whom they thought best affected to religion and their country's liberty. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

6. To aim at; to aspire; to covet. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

This proud man affects imperial ?way. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

7. To tend to by affinity or disposition. [1913 Webster]

The drops of every fluid affect a round figure. --Newton. [1913 Webster]

8. To make a show of; to put on a pretense of; to feign; to assume; as, to affect ignorance. [1913 Webster]

Careless she is with artful care, Affecting to seem unaffected. --Congreve. [1913 Webster]

Thou dost affect my manners. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

9. To assign; to appoint. [R.] [1913 Webster]

One of the domestics was affected to his special service. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To influence; operate; act on; concern; move; melt; soften; subdue; overcome; pretend; assume. [1913 Webster]


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  • Affected — Af*fect ed ([a^]f*f[e^]kt [e^]d), p. p. & a. 1. Regarded with affection; beloved. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His affected Hercules. Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. Inclined; disposed; attached. [1913 Webster] How stand you affected to his wish? Shak. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affected — affected; un·affected; …   English syllables

  • affected — [adj1] deeply moved or hurt emotionally afflicted, altered, changed, compassionate, concerned, damaged, distressed, excited, grieved, impaired, impressed, influenced, injured, overwhelmed, overwrought, sorry, stimulated, stirred, sympathetic,… …   New thesaurus

  • affected — index bogus, formal, grandiose, histrionic, inclined, interested, orgulous, orotund, pretentious ( …   Law dictionary

  • affected — (adj.) pp. adjective from AFFECT (Cf. affect) (v.2); 1530s in the now obsolete sense favorably disposed (preserved in DISAFFECTED (Cf. disaffected)); meaning artificially displayed is recorded from 1580s …   Etymology dictionary

  • affected — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ artificial and designed to impress. DERIVATIVES affectedly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • affected — affected1 [ə fekt′id] adj. [pp. of AFFECT1] 1. attacked by disease; afflicted 2. influenced; acted upon 3. emotionally moved or touched affected2 [a fekt′id, əfekt′id] adj. [pp. of …   English World dictionary

  • affected — affected1 /euh fek tid/, adj. 1. acted upon; influenced. 2. influenced in a harmful way; impaired, harmed, or attacked, as by climate or disease. 3. (of the mind or feelings) impressed; moved; touched: She was deeply affected by their generosity …   Universalium

  • affected — I. /əˈfɛktəd / (say uh fektuhd) adjective 1. acted upon; influenced: the affected group. 2. influenced injuriously; impaired; attacked, as by climate, disease or pollution, etc.: *It only takes a small quantity of oil to create a mammoth… …   Australian English dictionary

  • affected — adjective Date: 1587 1. inclined, disposed < was well affected toward her > 2. a. given to or marked by affectation < spoke in an affected manner > b. assumed artificially or falsely ; pret …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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