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Parts of Speech: Nouns & Pronouns
VERB
to act on someone or something and cause a change
Norman's injury didn't affect his desire to compete.
VERB
to pretend that a false behavior or feeling is natural or genuine
Julia affected a look of surprise, even though she already knew the secret.
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VERB
to cause strong emotions in (someone)
The families were deeply affected when they visited the memorial.
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VERB
to cause a change in (a part of the body)
I don't feel so good. Something is affecting my stomach.
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NOUN
a change that results when something is done or happens
I better not touch this, the effect could be shocking!
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NOUN
a particular feeling or mood created by something
The effect of this painting by Renoir is one of joy.
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PHRASE
in a deliberate way to produce a particular feeling or reaction
Whenever my little sister wants something, she cries for effect.
PHRASE
change or influence a person or thing in some way
The heat lamp had a sleepy effect on the bunny. Aww!
PHRASE
begin to produce the results something is expected to have
Oh no, I can't move! The giant spider's venom is beginning to take effect! :)
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PHRASE
begin to work or to be enforced
The new rule will take effect beginning next season.