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 for affecting
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 :

  Affecting \Af*fect"ing\, a.
     1. Moving the emotions; fitted to excite the emotions;
        pathetic; touching; as, an affecting address; an affecting
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              The most affecting music is generally the most
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     2. Affected; given to false show. [Obs.]
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              A drawling; affecting rouge.          --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: arousing affect; "the homecoming of the released hostages
             was an affecting scene"; "poignant grief cannot endure
             forever"; "his gratitude was simple and touching" [syn:
             affecting, poignant, touching]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "affecting":
     afflictive, bitter, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, deplorable,
     depressing, depressive, discomforting, dismal, dismaying,
     distressful, distressing, disturbing, doleful, dolorific,
     dolorogenic, dolorous, dreary, emotive, grievous, heartrending,
     impressive, joyless, lamentable, mournful, moving, painful,
     pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poignant, regrettable,
     rueful, sad, saddening, sharp, sore, sorrowful, touching,
     troubling, uncomfortable, woebegone, woeful, wretched

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