|1.||[ verb ] have an effect upon|
|Synonyms:||touch bear_on bear_upon touch_on impact|
"Will the new rules affect me?"
|Related terms:||change hit process influence subject trouble stimulate color queer subject tell_on hydrolize strike_a_blow repercuss redound slam-dunk impact|
|2.||[ verb ] act physically on; have an effect upon|
|Related terms:||change relax stimulate tense relax jaundice register ulcerate sedate intoxicate attack|
|3.||[ verb ] make believe with the intent to deceive|
|Synonyms:||pretend feign dissemble sham|
"He feigned that he was ill" "He shammed a headache"
|Related terms:||misrepresent mouth play_possum waffle take_a_dive make hypocrite imposter pretense pretense malingerer|
|4.||[ verb ] connect closely and often incriminatingly|
"This new ruling affects your business"
|Related terms:||refer implicate respect|
|5.||[ noun ] the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion|
|6.||[ verb ] have an emotional or cognitive impact upon|
|Synonyms:||strike impress move|
"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd"
|Related terms:||surprise disturb impress impress touch move hit_home sweep_away sadden awaken pierce strike_dumb zap cloud engrave infect smite jar hit motivate feel|