affect

  • 1 affect — [ afɛkt ] n. m. • 1908; all. Affekt; a. fr. et XVIe « état, disposition »; du lat. affectus, comme l all. ♦ Psychol. État affectif élémentaire. Les sensations et les affects. ● affect nom masculin (allemand Affekt) Processus de décharge de l… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 affect — simulate, *assume, pretend, feign, counterfeit, sham affect 1 Affect, influence, touch, impress, strike, sway are more or less closely synonymous when they mean to produce or to have an effect upon a person or upon a thing capable of a reaction.… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Affect — Af*fect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Affected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Affecting}.] [L. affectus, p. p. of afficere to affect by active agency; ad + facere to make: cf. F. affectere, L. affectare, freq. of afficere. See {Fact}.] 1. To act upon; to produce an …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 affect — affect, effect 1. These two words are often confused. It should be remembered that effect is most common as a noun meaning ‘a result or consequence’ • (In England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever Oscar Wilde) and that affect… …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 affect — Ⅰ. affect [1] ► VERB 1) make a difference to; have an effect on. 2) touch the feelings of. DERIVATIVES affecting adjective. USAGE Affect and effect are frequently confused …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 affect — I verb act on, adficere, bear upon, cause to alter, cause to vary, change, commovere, conduce, exert influence, have an effect upon, have influence, impress, induce, influence, introduce a change, make a change, play a direct part, prevail upon,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 affect — [v1] influence, affect emotionally act on, alter, change, disturb, impinge, impress, induce, influence, inspire, interest, involve, modify, move, overcome, perturb, prevail, regard, relate, stir, sway, touch, transform, upset; concepts… …

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  • 8 affect — affect1 [ə fekt′; ] for n. [ 2, af′ekt΄] vt. [ME affecten < L affectare, to strive after < affectus, pp. of afficere, to influence, attack < ad , to + facere, DO1] 1. to have an effect on; influence; produce a change in [bright light… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Affect — Af*fect ([a^]f*f[e^]kt ), n. [L. affectus.] 1. Affection; inclination; passion; feeling; disposition. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Psychotherapy) The emotional complex associated with an idea or mental state. In hysteria, the affect is… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 affect — affect, affective, affectivity An affect is an emotion. In sociology the use of the term generally implies that an action is being or has been carried out for emotional gratification. For example, in their discussion of Class Awareness in the… …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 11 Affect — (v. lat.), schnell entstehende, lebhafte, ein bemerkliches Streben durch Aufhebung des Gleichgewichts im Gemüth hervorbringende, auf die Functionen des Geistes u. Körpers sichtbaren Einfluß habende Gemüthsbewegung. A. entsteht, wenn eine… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 Affect — ist eine stärkere Gemüthsbewegung, welche die Seelenzustände stört und von einer Erregung des Nervensystems begleitet ist. Der A. ist vorübergehend, die Leidenschaft beharrlich, die Leidenschaft ist unsittlich, die A. können auch sittlich sein,… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 13 affect —    by Felicity J.Colman   Watch me: affection is the intensity of colour in a sunset on a dry and cold autumn evening. Kiss me: affect is that indescribable moment before the registration of the audible, visual, and tactile transformations… …

    The Deleuze dictionary

  • 14 affect —    by Felicity J.Colman   Watch me: affection is the intensity of colour in a sunset on a dry and cold autumn evening. Kiss me: affect is that indescribable moment before the registration of the audible, visual, and tactile transformations… …

    The Deleuze dictionary

  • 15 affect — I af•fect v. [[t]əˈfɛkt[/t]] n. [[t]ˈæf ɛkt[/t]] v. t. 1) to produce an effect or change in: Cold weather affected the crops[/ex] 2) to impress the mind or move the feelings of: The music affected him deeply[/ex] 3) pat (of pain, disease, etc.)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 Affect — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Affect (homonymie). L affect correspond à tout état affectif, pénible ou agréable, vague ou qualifié, qu il se présente sous la forme d une décharge massive ou d un état général. L affect désigne donc un ensemble …

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  • 17 affect — verb (T) 1 to do something that produces an effect or change in someone or something: a disease that affects the central nervous system | emergency relief for the areas affected by the hurricane 2 (usually passive) to make someone feel strong… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 Affect — The term Affect generally suggests an emotion . It is used in various ways in various contexts:* Affect (philosophy). * Affect (psychology), referring to feeling or emotion. * Affect display (psychology) refers to apparent signs of emotion, such… …

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  • 19 affect — {{11}}affect (n.) late 14c., mental state, from Latin noun use of affectus furnished, supplied, endowed, figuratively disposed, constituted, inclined, pp. of afficere to do; treat, use, manage, handle; act on; have influence on, do something to,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 20 affect — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin affectus, from afficere Date: 14th century 1. obsolete feeling, affection 2. the conscious subjective aspect of an emotion considered apart from bodily changes; also a set of… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary