Definition

Affect

Affect means our current feelings and moods.


Affect is widely used in psychology for feeling and emotion.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Affect
- Affection; inclination; passion; feeling; disposition.
2. Affect
- To act upon; to produce an effect or change upon.
- To influence or move, as the feelings or passions; to touch.
- To love; to regard with affection.
- To show a fondness for; to like to use or practice; to choose; hence, to frequent habitually.
- To dispose or incline.
- To aim at; to aspire; to covet.
- To tend to by affinity or disposition.
- To make a show of; to put on a pretense of; to feign; to assume; as, to affect ignorance.
- To assign; to appoint.
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