Translation of "affect" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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affectverb [ T ]

uk /əˈfekt/ us /əˈfekt/

affect verb [ T ] (INFLUENCE)

B2 to have an influence on someone or something, or to cause a change in someone or something

影響;侵襲;感染;打動
Both buildings were badly affected by the fire. 兩座大樓都被大火嚴重焚毀。
The divorce affected every aspect of her life. 離婚使她生活的各個方面都受到了影響。
It's a disease that affects mainly older people. 這是一種主要侵擾老年人的疾病。
I was deeply affected by the film (= it caused strong feelings in me). 我被電影深深地打動了。

More examples

  • 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)

formal to pretend to feel or think something

假裝
To all his problems she affected indifference. 對他所有的問題,她都裝作漠不關心的樣子。

formal mainly disapproving to start to wear or do something in order to make people admire or respect you

(為引人注意或自抬身價而)刻意穿戴,故作
At university he affected an upper-class accent. 在大學裡他拿腔捏調冒充社會上流人士。
He's recently affected a hat and cane. 近來,他頭上戴了頂帽子,手上拿了根拐杖,裝腔作勢起來。

(Translation of “affect” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)