Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb affect

5 senses of affect

Sense 1
affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch -- (have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
affect -- (act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
involve, affect, regard -- (connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business")
       => refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with -- (be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments")

Sense 4
feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble -- (make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache")
       => misrepresent, belie -- (represent falsely; "This statement misrepresents my intentions")

Sense 5
affect, impress, move, strike -- (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd")

Antonyms of adj affected

3 senses of affected

Sense 1
affected (vs. unaffected) -- (acted upon; influenced)

unaffected (vs. affected) -- (undergoing no change when acted upon; "entirely unaffected by each other's writings"; "fibers remained apparently unaffected by the treatment")
        => immune -- ((usually followed by `to') not affected by a given influence; "immune to persuasion")
        => superior (predicate) -- ((often followed by `to') above being affected or influenced by; "he is superior to fear"; "an ignited firework proceeds superior to circumstances until its blazing vitality fades")
        => unimpressed -- (not moved to serious regard; "trying to appear unimpressed")
        => uninfluenced, unswayed, untouched -- (not influenced or affected; "stewed in its petty provincialism untouched by the brisk debates that stirred the old world"- V.L.Parrington; "unswayed by personal considerations")

Sense 2
affected (vs. unaffected), unnatural -- (speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression)

unaffected (vs. affected) -- (free of artificiality; sincere and genuine; "an unaffected grace")
        => lifelike, natural -- (free from artificiality; "a lifelike pose"; "a natural reaction")
        => unmannered -- (without artificiality; natural; "the doctor's quiet unmannered entry")
        => unselfconscious -- (not self-conscious; "she grew up with him in unselfconscious friendship")
        => unstilted -- (flowing naturally and continuously; "unstilted conversation")

Sense 3
moved (predicate) (vs. unmoved), affected, stirred, touched -- (being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion; "too moved to speak"; "very touched by the stranger's kindness")


Similarity of adj affected

3 senses of affected

Sense 1
affected (vs. unaffected) -- (acted upon; influenced)
       => impressed (predicate) -- (deeply or markedly affected or influenced)
       => smitten, stricken, struck -- ((used in combination) affected by something overwhelming; "conscience-smitten"; "awe-struck")
       => stage-struck -- (infatuated with or enthralled by the theater especially the desire to act)
       => subject -- (likely to be affected by something; "the bond is subject to taxation"; "he is subject to fits of depression")
       => taken -- (be affected with an indisposition; "the child was taken ill"; "couldn't tell when he would be taken drunk")
       => wonder-struck -- (affected by or overcome with wonder)
          Also See-> moved#1, affected#3, stirred#1, touched#2

Sense 2
affected (vs. unaffected), unnatural -- (speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression)
       => agonistic, strained -- (struggling for effect; "agonistic poses")
       => artificial, contrived, hokey, stilted -- (artificially formal; "that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation")
       => constrained, forced, strained -- (lacking spontaneity; not natural; "a constrained smile"; "forced heartiness"; "a strained smile")
       => elocutionary -- ((used of style of speaking) overly embellished; "an elocutionary Oxonian delivery")
       => mannered -- (having unnatural mannerisms; "brief, mannered and unlifelike idiom")
       => plummy -- ((of a voice) affectedly mellow and rich; "the radio announcer's plummy voice")
          Also See-> studied#1

Sense 3
moved (predicate) (vs. unmoved), affected, stirred, touched -- (being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion; "too moved to speak"; "very touched by the stranger's kindness")
       => sick -- (deeply affected by a strong feeling; "sat completely still, sick with envy"; "she was sick with longing")
          Also See-> affected#1; emotional#2

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