Dictionary Results for affecting

1. affect - verb

· have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"

Synonym(s): impact, bear_upon, bear_on, touch_on, touch

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

2. affect - verb

· act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate"

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

3. affect - verb

· connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business"

Synonym(s): involve, regard

Hypernym(s): refer, pertain, relate, concern, come_to, bear_on, touch, touch_on, have_to_do_with

4. affect - verb

· make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"

Synonym(s): feign, sham, pretend, dissemble

Hypernym(s): misrepresent, belie

5. affect - verb

· have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"; "he was dumb-struck by the news"; "her comments struck a sour note"

Synonym(s): impress, move, strike

6. affecting - adjective

· arousing affect; "the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene"; "poignant grief cannot endure forever"; "his gratitude was simple and touching"

Synonym(s): poignant, touching

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