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

Affect \Af*fect"\, verb (used with an object) [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.

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. --Hazlitt.

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 imperial ?way. --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 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.]

His affected Hercules. --Chapman.

2. Inclined; disposed; attached.

How stand you affected to his wish? --Shak.

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

He is . . . too spruce, too affected, too odd. --Shak.

4. Assumed artificially; not natural.

Affected coldness and indifference. --Addison.

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: acted upon; influenced [ant: {unaffected}]

2: speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression [syn: {affected}, {unnatural}] [ant: {unaffected}]

3: being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion; "too moved to speak"; "very touched by the stranger's kindness" [syn: {moved(p)}, {affected}, {stirred}, {touched}] [ant: {unaffected}, {unmoved(p)}, {untouched}]

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This is a Thumbnail of the particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT above. The really fine print is not legible, but if it's slightly oversized, it can be read in the thumbnail. Generally, in the thumbnail, you can't read the fine print. In the fine print I say that I'm using all of these copyrighted and trademarked seals and logos and images without the permission of the intellectual property owners. I am stating that these parties are not endorsing my website and that I am not related to them in any capacity. I state that my ideas and suggestions might affect them or might be related to their industries or areas of interests and that I am addressing these parties and institutions.

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