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Pronunciation of Affect: Learn how to pronounce Affect in English correctly

Learn how to say Affect correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word affect:

[with object]
have an effect on; make a difference to:
the dampness began to affect my health
[with clause]:
your attitude will affect how successful you are
touch the feelings of; move emotionally:
he was visibly affected by the tragedy

late Middle English (in the sense ‘attack as a disease’): from French affecter or Latin affect- ‘influenced, affected’, from the verb afficere (see affect2)

Affect and effect are quite different in meaning, though frequently confused. Affect is primarily a verb meaning ‘make a difference to’, as in
their gender need not affect their career
. Effect, on the other hand, is used both as a noun and a verb, meaning ‘a result’ as a noun (
move the cursor until you get the effect you want
) or ‘bring about a result’ as a verb (
growth in the economy can only be effected by stringent economic controls