Share this entry

British English: /əˈfɛkt/
American English: /əˈfɛkt/

Translation of affect in French:


transitive verb

  • 1 (have effect on)
    avoir une incidence sur
    (price, salary)
    (career, future, environment)
    (region, population)
    (influence) (factor) (decision, outcome)
    politics affects all of us
    la politique nous concerne tous
    countries affected by the famine
    les pays touchés par la famine
    his decision will affect the entire family
    sa décision touchera toute la famille
    how is it affecting the baby?
    quelles sont les conséquences pour le bébé?
  • 2 (emotionally)
    (experience, image, music)
    (news, discovery, atmosphere)
  • 4 [formal] (feign)
    (surprise, ignorance) to do de faire

Definition of affect in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score:
    Word of the day coiffeur
    Pronunciation: kwɑːˈfəː
    a hairdresser