Definition of 'affect'
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An investigation into the number of people affected is continuing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The second is the snowflake idea that each individual freedom may affect the collective. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Drugs and diseases often affect different populations in starkly different ways. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The size of the loan will also affect interest charges. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Everyone insists that this will in no way affect her views or criticism. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It will then decide if the proposals can work and do not adversely affect the sewerage system. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The company is currently consulting with staff affected by the change. The Sun (2016)How many people does it affect? Times, Sunday Times (2017)The figures can be affected by adverse weather conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Whether these views actually affect how people vote is an open question. Christianity Today (2000)The disease mainly affects the lung and digestive system. Caring for your Unborn Child (1990)The volatility and uncertainty around carbon trading also affects this business. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We have four rooms affected in some way. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The key is to do so in a way that improves performance without adversely affecting reliability. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These two kinds of relationships clearly affect one another. The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)The change will affect only new employees and not current ones. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Look in detail at the chapter on housing to see how this really could affect you. Say Goodbye to Debt (1994)It appears to have no adverse affect on me. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The conduct had no ramifications beyond the three people affected by it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The disease had affected both her mother and her aunt. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The age of the mother also affects the chances of health problems. The Sun (2009)It would have affected the way we dealt with each other as human beings. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If anything the system is affecting standards adversely. The Sun (2013)He was clearly affected by her death and is expected to attend the funeral this week. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Such telling changes will affect people in all sorts of ways. The Descent of Mind - the how and why of intelligence (1990)It has really affected my studies and has taken up two years of my life. The Sun (2009)Avoid anything adverse that may affect the reputation of integrity of the team. The Sun (2014)Employers may ask job applicants if they have a disability that may affect their performance in the job. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The country's first known case of avian flu in a human being affected a woman who died on Friday. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This is another woman's experience, and it is a good example of how a cosmetic sales pitch can affect a woman who is feeling personally vulnerable. Take Care of Your Skin (1990)
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Translations for 'affect'
British English: affect /əˈfɛkt/ VERB
When something affects someone or something, it influences them or causes them to change.
...decisions that would affect me for the rest of my life.
- American English: affect
- Arabic: يُؤثِر
- Brazilian Portuguese: afetar
- Chinese: 影响
- Croatian: utjecati
- Czech: působit
- Danish: påvirke
- Dutch: beïnvloeden
- European Spanish: afectar
- Finnish: vaikuttaa
- French: affecter
- German: betreffen
- Greek: επηρεάζω
- Italian: influire
- Japanese: 影響を与える
- Korean: 영향을 미치다
- Norwegian: påvirke
- Polish: wpłynąć
- European Portuguese: afetar
- Romanian: a afecta
- Russian: воздействовать
- Spanish: afectar
- Swedish: påverka
- Thai: กระทบ
- Turkish: etkilemek bir sonuç yaratarak
- Ukrainian: впливати
- Vietnamese: tác động
Definition of affect from the Collins English Dictionary
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