affectverb [ T ]uk /əˈfekt/ us /əˈfekt/
affect verb [ T ] (INFLUENCE)
- The new rates will affect all consumers including businesses.
- Researchers are looking at how a mother's health can affect the baby in the womb.
- His illness affects almost every aspect of his life.
- Farmers and market gardeners have been badly affected by the drought.
- You couldn't fail to be affected by the film.
affect verb [ T ] (PRETEND)