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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 af·fect /ˈæˌfɛkt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 af·fect /ˈæfˌɛkt/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Af·fect v. t. [imp. & p. p. Affected; p. pr. & vb. n. Affecting.]
 1. To act upon; to produce an effect or change upon.
    As might affect the earth with cold heat.   --Milton.
    The climate affected their health and spirits.   --Macaulay.
 2. To influence or move, as the feelings or passions; to touch.
    A consideration of the rationale of our passions seems to me very necessary for all who would affect them upon solid and pure principles.
 3. To love; to regard with affection. [Obs.]
    As for Queen Katharine, he rather respected than affected, rather honored than loved, her.   --Fuller.
 4. To show a fondness for; to like to use or practice; to choose; hence, to frequent habitually.
    For he does neither affect company, nor is he fit for it, indeed.   --Shak.
    Do not affect the society of your inferiors in rank, nor court that of the great.
 5. To dispose or incline.
    Men whom they thought best affected to religion and their country's liberty.   --Milton.
 6. To aim at; to aspire; to covet. [Obs.]
    This proud man affects imperialway.   --Dryden.
 7. To tend to by affinity or disposition.
    The drops of every fluid affect a round figure.   --Newton.
 8.  To make a show of; to put on a pretense of; to feign; to assume; as, to affect ignorance.
 Careless she is with artful care,
 Affecting to seem unaffected.   --Congreve.
    Thou dost affect my manners.   --Shak.
 9. To assign; to appoint. [R.]
    One of the domestics was affected to his special service.   --Thackeray.
 Syn: -- To influence; operate; act on; concern; move; melt; soften; subdue; overcome; pretend; assume.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Af·fect n.
 1. Affection; inclination; passion; feeling; disposition. [Obs.]
 2. Psychotherapy The emotional complex associated with an idea or mental state. In hysteria, the affect is sometimes entirely dissociated, sometimes transferred to another than the original idea.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
      v 1: have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?" [syn: impact,
            bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch]
      2: act physically on; have an effect upon
      3: connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling
         affects your business" [syn: involve, regard]
      4: make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he
         was ill"; "He shammed a headache" [syn: feign, sham, pretend,
      5: have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child
         impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck
         me as odd" [syn: impress, move, strike]