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English definition of “affect”

affect

verb   /əˈfekt/
to cause a change in someone or something: How will the new road affect the community?
If an illness affects someone, the person becomes ill: The disease affects older people.
to cause a strong emotion, especially sadness: Try not to let her criticism affect you.
(Definition of affect verb from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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