Synonyms for affect

Synonyms for (noun) affect

Synonyms: affect

Definition: the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion

Similar words: feeling

Definition: the experiencing of affective and emotional states

Usage: she had a feeling of euphoria; he had terrible feelings of guilt; I disliked him and the feeling was mutual

Synonyms for (verb) affect

Synonyms: affect

Definition: act physically on; have an effect upon

Usage: the medicine affects my heart rate

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: touch, touch on, impact, affect, bear on, bear upon

Definition: have an effect upon

Usage: Will the new rules affect me?

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: sham, dissemble, feign, pretend, affect

Definition: make believe with the intent to deceive

Usage: He feigned that he was ill; He shammed a headache

Similar words: belie, misrepresent

Definition: represent falsely

Usage: This statement misrepresents my intentions


Synonyms: regard, involve, affect

Definition: connect closely and often incriminatingly

Usage: This new ruling affects your business

Similar words: concern, bear on, come to, refer, relate, touch, touch on, have-to doe with, pertain

Definition: be relevant to

Usage: There were lots of questions referring to her talk; My remark pertained to your earlier comments