To have an influence on someone or something, or to cause a change in someone or something:
Both buildings were badly affected by the fire.
The divorce affected every aspect of her life.
It’s a disease that affects mainly older people.
I was deeply affected by the film (= it caused strong feelings in me).
The new rates will affect all consumers including businesses.
Researchers are looking at how a mother’s health can affect the baby in the womb.
His illness affects almost every aspect of his life.
Farmers and market gardeners have been badly affected by the drought.
You couldn’t fail to be affected by the film.
26 aug. 2020
In the original version of Romeo & Juliet, the two met while at the laundromat. Please don’t fact check that!
5 sep. 2020
It’s common knowledge that hiding in laundry machines and dryers are prohibited in professional hide & seek play. What are schools even teaching kids these days?