To aim at; aspire to; endeavor after.To use or adopt by preference; choose; prefer; tend toward habitually or naturally.To be pleased with; take pleasure in; fancy; like; love.To make a show of; put on a pretense of; assume the appearance of; pretend; feign: as, to affect ignorance.To use as a model; imitate in any way.To resemble; smack of.To incline; be disposed.To make a show; put on airs; manifest affectation.To act upon; produce an effect or a change upon; influence; move or touch: as, cold affects the body; loss affects our interests.To urge; incite.To render liable to a charge of; show to be chargeable with.To assign; allot; apply: now only in the passive.Synonyms To work upon; to concern, relate to, interest, bear upon; to melt, soften, subdue, change. Affect and effect are sometimes confused. To affect is to influence, concern; to effect is to accomplish or bring about.n. Affection; passion; sensation; inclination; inward disposition or feeling.n. State or condition of body; the way in which a thing is affected or disposed.n. In psychology: The felt or affective component of a motive to action; the incentive, as opposed to the inducement, to act. See the extract.n. Emotion.n. In Spinoza's philosophy, a modification at once of the psychic and the physical condition, the former element being called an idea and the latter an affection.