Definition: have an effect upon
Usage: Will the new rules affect me?
Definition: press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
Usage: He pushed her to finish her doctorate
Definition: be relevant to
Usage: There were lots of questions referring to her talk; My remark pertained to your earlier comments
Definition: keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
Usage: preserve the peace in the family; continue the family tradition; Carry on the old traditions