Or into how American military action might affect the safety of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and the Gulf?
But he's proven time and again that he has a mighty megaphone that can affect the race and is not afraid to use it.
We still await some other court decisions that could affect who can and cannot vote this November.
And I wonder how their high self-regard will affect their ability to practice medicine.
They said radioactive vapor that will be released will not affect human health or the environment.
I prune while the tree is young; then the wound does not affect them so much; it pays, and is very necessary.
They only affect the condition against which the individuals react.
When he heard of the change he said in dismay: Will that affect my scheme?
I know you affect to scorn the cinema, and this was it, tremolo and all.
But in all cases where a person's conduct affects or255 need only affect himself, society may not interfere.
late 14c., "mental state," from Latin noun use of affectus "furnished, supplied, endowed," figuratively "disposed, constituted, inclined," past participle of afficere "to do; treat, use, manage, handle; act on; have influence on, do something to," a verb of broad meaning, from ad- "to" (see ad-) + facere (past participle factus) "do" (see factitious). Perhaps obsolete except in psychology. Related: Affects.
"to make an impression on," 1630s; earlier "to attack" (c.1600), "act upon, infect" (early 15c.), from affect (n.). Related: Affected; affecting.
"to make a pretense of," 1660s, earlier "to assume the character of (someone)" (1590s); originally in English "to aim at, aspire to, desire" (early 15c.), from Middle French affecter (15c.), from Latin affectare "to strive after, aim at," frequentative of afficere (past participle affectus) "to do something to, act on" (see affect (n.)). Related: Affected; affecting.
affect af·fect (ə-fěkt')
v. af·fect·ed, af·fect·ing, af·fects
To have an influence on or affect a change in.
To attack or infect, as a disease.
A feeling or emotion as distinguished from thought, or action.
A strong feeling with active consequences.