Affect is a verb, an action, that typically means to have an impact or influence on something.Did you know that Betty’s speech affected about voter registration affected (impacted/influenced) the crowd so deeply that each member of the audience registered to vote?
- Affect can also mean “to pretend to have,” but this use of affect is not very common. When
- the woman, a Green Bay native, moved to New York, she affected a New York
Affective is an adjective and means relating to emotions or feelings. For instance, an affective response is one that is closely tied to our emotions.