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Arabic translation of “affect”


to cause a change in someone or something
يُؤَثِّر على
How will the new road affect the community?
to cause a strong emotion, especially sadness
يُؤَثِّر في / يُحرّك المشاعر
Try not to let her criticism affect you.
If a disease, condition, etc. affects someone, the person becomes sick.
يُؤَثِّر على
The disease affects older people.
(Definition of affect from the Cambridge English-Arabic Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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