• From Middle English affecten, from Latin affectāre, from Latin affectus, the participle stem of Latin afficere, from ad- + facere.
  • From Middle English affecten, from Anglo-Norman affecter ("strive after"), Middle French affecter ("feign"), and their source, Latin affectāre ("to strive after, aim to do, pursue, imitate with dissimulation, feign"), frequentative of afficere (see Etymology 1, above).
  • From Middle English affect, from Latin affectus, adfectus, from afficere

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