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affect2

af·fect2

affect2

 
pronunciation:
fekt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: affected, affecting, affects
definition: to imitate, often in a pretentious manner; feign.
I hate it when he affects these upper-class manners.She affected disappointment, but actually she was relieved.
similar words:
assume, fake, feign, imitate, mimic, play, pretend, profess, sham, simulate