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Definition of AFFECTED

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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 effect or change upon. [1913 Webster]

              As might affect the earth with cold heat. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

              The climate affected their health and spirits.
                                                    --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     2. To influence or move, as the feelings or passions; to touch. [1913 Webster]

              A consideration of the rationale of our passions seems to me very necessary for all who would affect them upon solid and pure principles. [1913 Webster]

     3. To love; to regard with affection. [Obs.]
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              As for Queen Katharine, he rather respected than affected, rather honored than loved, her. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

     4. To show a fondness for; to like to use or practice; to choose; hence, to frequent habitually. [1913 Webster]

              For he does neither affect company, nor is he fit for it, indeed.                       --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Do not affect the society of your inferiors in rank, nor court that of the great. --Hazlitt. [1913 Webster]

     5. To dispose or incline.
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              Men whom they thought best affected to religion and their country's liberty.              --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     6. To aim at; to aspire; to covet. [Obs.]
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              This proud man affects imperial ?way. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     7. To tend to by affinity or disposition.
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              The drops of every fluid affect a round figure.
                                                    --Newton. [1913 Webster]

     8. To make a show of; to put on a pretense of; to feign; to assume; as, to affect ignorance. [1913 Webster]

              Careless she is with artful care,
              Affecting to seem unaffected.         --Congreve. [1913 Webster]

              Thou dost affect my manners.          --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     9. To assign; to appoint. [R.]
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              One of the domestics was affected to his special service.                              --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: To influence; operate; act on; concern; move; melt; soften; subdue; overcome; pretend; assume. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Affected \Af*fect"ed\ ([a^]f*f[e^]kt"[e^]d), p. p. & a.
     1. Regarded with affection; beloved. [Obs.]
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              His affected Hercules.                --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

     2. Inclined; disposed; attached.
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              How stand you affected to his wish?   --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. Given to false show; assuming or pretending to possess what is not natural or real. [1913 Webster]

              He is . . . too spruce, too affected, too odd.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     4. Assumed artificially; not natural.
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              Affected coldness and indifference.   --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Alg.) Made up of terms involving different powers of the unknown quantity; adfected; as, an affected equation. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

181 Moby Thesaurus words for "affected": Gongoresque, Gongoristic, Johnsonian, Marinistic, Tartuffian, Tartuffish, afflicted, agonized, apocryphal, artificial, assumed, attacked, awkward, bastard, bedizened, big-sounding, bogus, brummagem, canting, chichi, colorable, colored, concerned, contrived, convoluted, counterfeit, counterfeited, declamatory, devoured by, diseased, distorted, distressed, dressed up, dummy, elaborate, elaborated, elevated, embellished, embroidered, ersatz, euphuistic, factitious, fake, faked, false, falsified, feigned, fictitious, fictive, flamboyant, flaming, flashy, flaunting, fulsome, garbled, garish, gaudy, goody, goody-goody, grandiloquent, grandiose, grandisonant, gripped, high-flowing, high-flown, high-flying, high-sounding, highfalutin, histrionic, holier-than-thou, hollow, hurt, hyperelegant, hypocritical, illegitimate, imbued with, imitation, implicated, impressed, impressed with, influenced, inkhorn, insincere, involved, junky, la-di-da, labyrinthine, lexiphanic, lofty, lurid, magniloquent, make-believe, man-made, maniere, mannered, mealymouthed, meretricious, mincing, mock, moved, obsessed, obsessed by, orotund, ostentatious, overacted, overdone, overelaborate, overelegant, overinvolved, overnice, overrefined, overwrought, pedantic, penetrated with, perverted, pharisaic, phony, pietistic, pinchbeck, pious, pompous, precieuse, precieux, precious, pretended, pretentious, pseudo, put-on, quasi, queer, racked, rhetorical, sanctified, sanctimonious, seized, seized with, self-conscious, self-righteous, self-styled, sensational, sensationalistic, sententious, sham, shoddy, showy, simulated, sniveling, so-called, soi-disant, sonorous, specious, spurious, stagy, stiff, stilted, stirred, stricken, struck, studied, supposititious, swayed, synthetic, tall, theatrical, tin, tinsel, titivated, torn, tortuous, tortured, touched, troubled, twisted, unauthentic, unctuous, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal, upset, warped, wracked


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