Textual thesaurus for "affect"

(verb) touch, touch on, impact, bear on, bear upon

have an effect upon

Will the new rules affect me?

(verb) sham, dissemble, feign, pretend

make believe with the intent to deceive

He feigned that he was ill; He shammed a headache

(verb) strike, move, impress

have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

This child impressed me as unusually mature; This behavior struck me as odd

(verb) regard, involve

connect closely and often incriminatingly

This new ruling affects your business