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 for affected
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Affect \Af*fect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Affected; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Affecting.] [L. affectus, p. p. of afficere to affect by
     active agency; ad + facere to make: cf. F. affectere, L.
     affectare, freq. of afficere. See Fact.]
     1. To act upon; to produce an effect or change upon.
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              As might affect the earth with cold heat. --Milton.
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              The climate affected their health and spirits.
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     2. To influence or move, as the feelings or passions; to
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              A consideration of the rationale of our passions
              seems to me very necessary for all who would affect
              them upon solid and pure principles.
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     3. To love; to regard with affection. [Obs.]
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              As for Queen Katharine, he rather respected than
              affected, rather honored than loved, her. --Fuller.
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     4. To show a fondness for; to like to use or practice; to
        choose; hence, to frequent habitually.
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              For he does neither affect company, nor is he fit
              for it, indeed.                       --Shak.
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              Do not affect the society of your inferiors in rank,
              nor court that of the great. --Hazlitt.
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     5. To dispose or incline.
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              Men whom they thought best affected to religion and
              their country's liberty.              --Milton.
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     6. To aim at; to aspire; to covet. [Obs.]
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              This proud man affects imperial ?way. --Dryden.
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     7. To tend to by affinity or disposition.
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              The drops of every fluid affect a round figure.
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     8. To make a show of; to put on a pretense of; to feign; to
        assume; as, to affect ignorance.
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              Careless she is with artful care,
              Affecting to seem unaffected.         --Congreve.
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              Thou dost affect my manners.          --Shak.
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     9. To assign; to appoint. [R.]
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              One of the domestics was affected to his special
              service.                              --Thackeray.
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     Syn: To influence; operate; act on; concern; move; melt;
          soften; subdue; overcome; pretend; assume.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Affected \Af*fect"ed\ ([a^]f*f[e^]kt"[e^]d), p. p. & a.
     1. Regarded with affection; beloved. [Obs.]
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              His affected Hercules.                --Chapman.
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     2. Inclined; disposed; attached.
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              How stand you affected to his wish?   --Shak.
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     3. Given to false show; assuming or pretending to possess
        what is not natural or real.
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              He is . . . too spruce, too affected, too odd.
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     4. Assumed artificially; not natural.
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              Affected coldness and indifference.   --Addison.
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     5. (Alg.) Made up of terms involving different powers of the
        unknown quantity; adfected; as, an affected equation.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: acted upon; influenced [ant: unaffected]
      2: speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an
         impression [syn: affected, unnatural] [ant: unaffected]
      3: being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion;
         "too moved to speak"; "very touched by the stranger's
         kindness" [syn: moved(p), affected, stirred, touched]
         [ant: unaffected, unmoved(p), untouched]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  181 Moby Thesaurus words for "affected":
     Gongoresque, Gongoristic, Johnsonian, Marinistic, Tartuffian,
     Tartuffish, afflicted, agonized, apocryphal, artificial, assumed,
     attacked, awkward, bastard, bedizened, big-sounding, bogus,
     brummagem, canting, chichi, colorable, colored, concerned,
     contrived, convoluted, counterfeit, counterfeited, declamatory,
     devoured by, diseased, distorted, distressed, dressed up, dummy,
     elaborate, elaborated, elevated, embellished, embroidered, ersatz,
     euphuistic, factitious, fake, faked, false, falsified, feigned,
     fictitious, fictive, flamboyant, flaming, flashy, flaunting,
     fulsome, garbled, garish, gaudy, goody, goody-goody, grandiloquent,
     grandiose, grandisonant, gripped, high-flowing, high-flown,
     high-flying, high-sounding, highfalutin, histrionic,
     holier-than-thou, hollow, hurt, hyperelegant, hypocritical,
     illegitimate, imbued with, imitation, implicated, impressed,
     impressed with, influenced, inkhorn, insincere, involved, junky,
     la-di-da, labyrinthine, lexiphanic, lofty, lurid, magniloquent,
     make-believe, man-made, maniere, mannered, mealymouthed,
     meretricious, mincing, mock, moved, obsessed, obsessed by, orotund,
     ostentatious, overacted, overdone, overelaborate, overelegant,
     overinvolved, overnice, overrefined, overwrought, pedantic,
     penetrated with, perverted, pharisaic, phony, pietistic, pinchbeck,
     pious, pompous, precieuse, precieux, precious, pretended,
     pretentious, pseudo, put-on, quasi, queer, racked, rhetorical,
     sanctified, sanctimonious, seized, seized with, self-conscious,
     self-righteous, self-styled, sensational, sensationalistic,
     sententious, sham, shoddy, showy, simulated, sniveling, so-called,
     soi-disant, sonorous, specious, spurious, stagy, stiff, stilted,
     stirred, stricken, struck, studied, supposititious, swayed,
     synthetic, tall, theatrical, tin, tinsel, titivated, torn,
     tortuous, tortured, touched, troubled, twisted, unauthentic,
     unctuous, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal, upset, warped, wracked

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