afectar

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Borrowed from Latin affectāre, present active infinitive of affectō. See also the doublet afaitar.

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afectar (first-person singular present afecto, past participle afectat)

  1. (transitive) to feign, pretend
    Synonyms: fingir, ostentar
    afectar interèsto feign interest
  2. to play dumb
  3. (transitive) to affect

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afectar (first-person singular present afecto, first-person singular preterite afectei, past participle afectado)

  1. Superseded spelling of afetar. (Superseded in Brazil by the 1943 spelling reform and by the Portuguese Language Orthographic Agreement of 1990 elsewhere. Still used in countries where the agreement hasn’t come into effect and as an alternative spelling in Portugal.)

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin affectāre, present active infinitive of affectō. See also the doublets afeitar and ahechar.

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  • IPA(key): /afeɡˈtaɾ/ [a.feɣ̞ˈt̪aɾ]
  • Rhymes: -aɾ
  • Syllabification: a‧fec‧tar

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afectar (first-person singular present afecto, first-person singular preterite afecté, past participle afectado)

  1. to affect, to have an effect on, to influence
  2. to feign, to affect
  3. to speak or act insincerely, adopt an affectation
  4. to impair, to affect (negatively)
    El alcohol puede afectar su juicio.
    Alcohol can impair your judgment.
  5. to get to, to get under one's skin, to upset, to affect emotionally
    No dejes que te afecte.
    Don't let it get to you.
  6. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to be affected (by an action), to get to

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