Something that's affected is influenced or acted upon. If a bottle of ointment says "apply to the affected area," you should put the medication only on the parts of your skin that touched the poison ivy.


Regarded with affection; beloved.

acted upon; influenced

speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression

imp. & p. p.
of Affect

p. p. & a.
Regarded with affection; beloved.

p. p. & a.
Inclined; disposed; attached.

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

p. p. & a.
Assumed artificially; not natural.

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


Af*fect"ed , p. p. & a. 1. Regarded with affection; beloved. [Obs.]
His affected Hercules.
2. Inclined; disposed; attached.
How stand you affected his wish?
3. Given to false show; assuming or pretending to posses what is not natural or real.
He is . . . too spruce, too affected, too odd.
4. Assumed artificially; not natural.
Affected coldness and indifference.
5. (Alg.) Made up of terms involving different powers of the unknown quantity; adfected; as, an affected equation.

Regarded with affection; beloved.


Usage Examples

It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.

I did not think that I was angry, but clearly anger was reflected in my writing. I did not think that I had been affected emotionally, but it was clear from my writing that I was still very emotional about the trial some six months after it ended.

For a long time I thought I could deal with my anger and hostility on my own. But I couldn't. I denied that it had affected me, and yet I was so frantic on the inside with other people: I needed to be constantly reassured.

A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they're capable of understanding.

I think the fact that I was raised in show business, in New York City, in the '50s, that's affected my personality to the point that I'm a little different.

Being in the design industry, I've tended to meet more people who are affected by HIV and AIDS.

I have had lots of friends who've been affected by Aids and a very good friend of mine, Oscar Moore, died of Aids and I was with him in his last year quite a bit. And of course he was a man living in a very rich culture with a wealthy family who was able to afford health care.

Diabetes affects my family. One of my kids is affected by it.

I had a really good childhood up until I was nine, then a classic case of divorce really affected me.

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Other Usage Examples

I feel an obligation to set the record straight. Actors that say they're affected by something, that it changes their life, that they take it home with them, they're just trying to get nominated for an Oscar!

House Republican leadership have refused to allow a clean minimum wage vote. Close to 15 million Americans will be affected if we did this. Do Republicans really expect a family to live on less than $11,000 a year?

If I have affected someone in a positive way, that means a lot to me.

Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions.

I'd never really thought about it before, but now you ask I can see that how my parents handled money definitely affected my relationship with it.

Coming out involves varying degrees of difficulty that are affected by class, race, religion, and geography.

For the tiny percentage of people who are negatively affected by our embracing of standards, they can just get their sports somewhere else in the meantime. It's not like we're denying them hospital care.

A lot of guys have muscles. A lot of strong men in this world. I think it's important to show that even under all this strength there's a fragile side, a side that can be affected.

I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.


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