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Definition of "affecting" []

  • Inspiring or capable of inspiring strong emotion; moving. See Synonyms at moving. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "affecting" in a sentence
  • "The only people I see this affecting is the illegals."
  • "Along the way, she touches on class distinctions, lesbianism, remaining true to yourself, costuming, politics, and the value of accidents in affecting the course of our lives."
  • "Based on the current storm movement (southwest to northeast) and models forecasts, storms will probably begin affecting the far southwest and western suburbs as early as between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., the immediate metro region between 1 and 5 a.m. (toward the end of the watch period) and far eastern suburbs (not included in the watch) between 3 and 7 a.m."