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Affected vs. Effect

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Affectedadjective

Regarded with affection; beloved.

‘His affected Hercules.’;

Effectnoun

The result or outcome of a cause. See usage notes below.

‘The effect of the hurricane was a devastated landscape.’;

Affectedadjective

Inclined; disposed; attached.

‘How stand you affected to his wish?’;

Effectnoun

Impression left on the mind; sensation produced.

Affectedadjective

Given to false show; assuming or pretending to possess what is not natural or real.

‘He is . . . too spruce, too affected, too odd.’;

Effectnoun

Execution; performance; realization; operation.

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Affectedadjective

Assumed artificially; not natural.

‘Affected coldness and indifference.’;

Effectnoun

(uncountable) The state of being binding and enforceable, as in a rule, policy, or law.

‘The new law will come into effect on the first day of next year.’;

Affectedadjective

Made up of terms involving different powers of the unknown quantity; adfected; as, an affected equation.

Effectnoun

(filmology) An illusion produced by technical means (as in "special effect")

‘The effect of flying was most convincing.’;

Affectedadjective

acted upon; influenced

Effectnoun

(sound engineering) An alteration, or device for producing an alteration, in sound after it has been produced by an instrument.

‘I use an echo effect here to make the sound more mysterious.’; ‘I just bought a couple of great effects.’;

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Affectedadjective

speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression

Effectnoun

A scientific phenomenon, usually named after its discoverer.

‘Doppler effect’;

Affectedadjective

emotionally affected;

‘very touched by the stranger's kindness’;

Effectnoun

(usually plural) Belongings, usually as personal effects.

Affectedadjective

influenced or touched by an external factor

‘affected areas’;

Effectnoun

Consequence intended; purpose; meaning; general intent; with to.

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Affectedadjective

artificial, pretentious, and designed to impress

‘the gesture appeared both affected and stagy’;

Effectnoun

(obsolete) Reality; actual meaning; fact, as distinguished from mere appearance.

Affectedadjective

disposed or inclined in a specified way

‘you might become differently affected towards him’;

Effectnoun

(obsolete) Manifestation; expression; sign.

Effectverb

To make or bring about; to implement.

‘The best way to effect change is to work with existing stakeholders.’;

Effectverb

misspelling of affect

Effectnoun

Execution; performance; realization; operation; as, the law goes into effect in May.

‘That no compunctious visitings of natureShake my fell purpose, nor keep peace betweenThe effect and it.’;

Effectnoun

Manifestation; expression; sign.

‘All the large effectsThat troop with majesty.’;

Effectnoun

In general: That which is produced by an agent or cause; the event which follows immediately from an antecedent, called the cause; result; consequence; outcome; fruit; as, the effect of luxury.

‘The effect is the unfailing index of the amount of the cause.’;

Effectnoun

Impression left on the mind; sensation produced.

‘Patchwork . . . introduced for oratorical effect.’; ‘The effect was heightened by the wild and lonely nature of the place.’;

Effectnoun

Power to produce results; efficiency; force; importance; account; as, to speak with effect.

Effectnoun

Consequence intended; purpose; meaning; general intent; - with to.

‘They spake to her to that effect.’;

Effectnoun

The purport; the sum and substance.

Effectnoun

Reality; actual meaning; fact, as distinguished from mere appearance.

‘No other in effect than what it seems.’;

Effectnoun

Goods; movables; personal estate; - sometimes used to embrace real as well as personal property; as, the people escaped from the town with their effects.

‘Resolving all events, with their effectsAnd manifold results, into the willAnd arbitration wise of the Supreme.’; ‘Shun the bitter consequence, for know,The day thou eatest thereof, . . . thou shalt die.’;

Effectverb

To produce, as a cause or agent; to cause to be.

‘So great a body such exploits to effect.’;

Effectverb

To bring to pass; to execute; to enforce; to achieve; to accomplish.

‘To effect that which the divine counsels had decreed.’; ‘They sailed away without effecting their purpose.’;

Effectnoun

a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon;

‘the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise’; ‘his decision had depressing consequences for business’; ‘he acted very wise after the event’;

Effectnoun

an outward appearance;

‘he made a good impression’; ‘I wanted to create an impression of success’; ‘she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting’;

Effectnoun

(of a law) having legal validity;

‘the law is still in effect’;

Effectnoun

a symptom caused by an illness or a drug;

‘the effects of sleep loss’; ‘the effect of the anesthetic’;

Effectnoun

an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived);

‘he just did it for effect’;

Effectnoun

the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

Effectverb

produce;

‘The scientists set up a shockwave’;

Effectverb

act so as to bring into existence;

‘effect a change’;

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