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Affect vs. Influence

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Affectverb

(transitive) To influence or alter.

‘The experience affected me deeply.’; ‘The heat of the sunlight affected the speed of the chemical reaction.’;

Influencenoun

The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.

‘I have absolutely no influence over him.’;

Affectverb

(transitive) To move to emotion.

‘He was deeply affected by the tragic ending of the play.’;

Influencenoun

An action exerted by a person or thing with such power on another to cause change.

‘I'm not able to exercise influence over him.’;

Affectverb

(transitive) Of an illness or condition, to infect or harm (a part of the body).

‘Hepatitis affects the liver.’;

Influencenoun

A person or thing exerting such power or action.

‘He has been a great influence on the voters during the elections.’;

Affectverb

To dispose or incline.

Influencenoun

(astrology) An element believed to determine someone's character or individual tendencies, caused by the position of the stars and planets at the time of one's birth.

Affectverb

To tend to by affinity or disposition.

Influencenoun

(obsolete) The action of flowing in; influx.

Affectverb

To assign; to appoint.

Influencenoun

(electricity) Electrostatic induction.

Affectverb

(transitive) To make a show of; to put on a pretence of; to feign; to assume. To make a false display of.

‘to affect ignorance’; ‘He managed to affect a smile despite feeling quite miserable.’;

Influenceverb

(transitive) To have an effect on by using gentle or subtle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias, or sway; to persuade or induce.

‘The politician wants to influence the public.’; ‘I must admit that this book influenced my outlook on life.’;

Affectverb

To aim for, to try to obtain.

Influenceverb

(intransitive) To exert, make use of one's influence.

Affectverb

To feel affection for (someone); to like, be fond of.

Influenceverb

To cause to flow in or into; infuse; instill.

Affectverb

To show a fondness for (something); to choose.

Influencenoun

A flowing in or upon; influx.

‘God hath his influence into the very essence of all things.’;

Affectnoun

(obsolete) One's mood or inclination; mental state.

Influencenoun

Hence, in general, the bringing about of an effect, physical or moral, by a gradual process; controlling power quietly exerted; agency, force, or tendency of any kind which affects, modifies, or sways; as, the influence which the sun exerts on animal and vegetable life; the influence of education on the mind; the influence, according to astrologers, of the stars over affairs.

‘Astrologers call the evil influences of the stars, evil aspects.’; ‘Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?’; ‘She said : "Ah, dearest lord! what evil starOn you hath frown'd, and poured, his influence bad?"’;

Affectnoun

(obsolete) A desire, an appetite.

Influencenoun

Power or authority arising from elevated station, excelence of character or intellect, wealth, etc.; reputation; acknowledged ascendency; as, he is a man of influence in the community.

‘Such influence hath your excellency.’;

Affectnoun

(psychology) A subjective feeling experienced in response to a thought or other stimulus; mood, emotion, especially as demonstrated in external physical signs.

Influencenoun

Induction.

Affectverb

To act upon; to produce an effect or change upon.

‘As might affect the earth with cold heat.’; ‘The climate affected their health and spirits.’;

Influenceverb

To control or move by power, physical or moral; to affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias, or sway; to affect; to move; to persuade; to induce.

‘These experiments succeed after the same manner in vacuo as in the open air, and therefore are not influenced by the weight or pressure of the atmosphere.’; ‘This standing revelation . . . is sufficient to influence their faith and practice, if they attend.’; ‘The principle which influenced their obedience has lost its efficacy.’;

Affectverb

To influence or move, as the feelings or passions; to touch.

‘A consideration of the rationale of our passions seems to me very necessary for all who would affect them upon solid and pure principles.’;

Influencenoun

a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc;

‘used her parents' influence to get the job’;

Affectverb

To love; to regard with affection.

‘As for Queen Katharine, he rather respected than affected, rather honored than loved, her.’;

Influencenoun

causing something without any direct or apparent effort

Affectverb

To show a fondness for; to like to use or practice; to choose; hence, to frequent habitually.

‘For he does neither affect company, nor is he fit for it, indeed.’; ‘Do not affect the society of your inferiors in rank, nor court that of the great.’;

Influencenoun

a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do;

‘her wishes had a great influence on his thinking’;

Affectverb

To dispose or incline.

‘Men whom they thought best affected to religion and their country's liberty.’;

Influencenoun

the effect of one thing (or person) on another;

‘the influence of mechanical action’;

Affectverb

To aim at; to aspire; to covet.

‘This proud man affects imperial way.’;

Influencenoun

one having power to influence another;

‘she was the most important influence in my life’; ‘he was a bad influence on the children’;

Affectverb

To tend to by affinity or disposition.

‘The drops of every fluid affect a round figure.’;

Influenceverb

have and exert influence or effect;

‘The artist's work influenced the young painter’; ‘She worked on her friends to support the political candidate’;

Affectverb

To make a show of; to put on a pretense of; to feign; to assume; as, to affect ignorance.

‘Careless she is with artful care,Affecting to seem unaffected.’; ‘Thou dost affect my manners.’;

Influenceverb

shape or influence; give direction to;

‘experience often determines ability’; ‘mold public opinion’;

Affectverb

To assign; to appoint.

‘One of the domestics was affected to his special service.’;

Influenceverb

induce into action by using one's charm;

‘She charmed him into giving her all his money’;

Affectnoun

Affection; inclination; passion; feeling; disposition.

Affectnoun

The emotional complex associated with an idea or mental state. In hysteria, the affect is sometimes entirely dissociated, sometimes transferred to another than the original idea.

Affectnoun

the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion

Affectverb

have an effect upon;

‘Will the new rules affect me?’;

Affectverb

act physically on; have an effect upon

Affectverb

connect closely and often incriminatingly;

‘This new ruling affects your business’;

Affectverb

make believe with the intent to deceive;

‘He feigned that he was ill’; ‘He shammed a headache’;

Affectverb

have an emotional or cognitive impact upon;

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

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