Affected - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈfektɪd|  American pronunciation of the word affected
Brit.  |əˈfɛktɪd|  British pronunciation of the word affected
- this word is a past tense form of the verbto affect
- this word is a past participle form of the verbto affect

adjective

- acted upon; influenced
- speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression (syn: unnatural)
- being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion (syn: moved, stirred, touched)

Examples

...affected laughter at the boss's jokes...

...with her pinkie extended, the four-year-old held her tiny teacup in that affected manner that some women have...

There were outside influences that affected his decision to retire early.

The law suit has negatively affected the company's public image.

Thousands of people were directly affected by the disaster.

Air travel was affected by the storm.

Her struggles with the bottle affected her entire family.

The war affected an entire generation of young Americans.

The illness affected her sense of taste.

As part of the experiment, students manipulated light and temperature to see how it affected the plants.

The demographics of the disease are changing, and we are seeing much younger people being affected by it.

The famine affected half the continent.

...in the poet's somewhat affected locution, word order is often reversed and so we have “the sea serene”...

Clean the affected area with an antiseptic.

...the synchronous arrival of a baby sister and loss of a beloved grandmother strongly affected the child...

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