to cause some change in something, especially to have a bad effect on something
ExampleThe new government regulations do not affect us.

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The growing number of people accessing the internet exclusively through mobile devices will continue to affect the way that companies develop websites.

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Some women mistakenly reject feminism, wrongly believing that somehow the fact that they lead relatively privileged lives means that oppression does not affect women in other areas.

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Provisions governing mandated coverage under the Affordable Care Coverage will have an adverse affect on certain employers that choose not to offer minimum coverage to its employees.

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