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Strongs Concordance:


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AFFECT', verb transitive [Latin afficio, affectum, of ad and facio, to make; affecto, to desire, from the same room. affect is to make to, or upon to press upon.]

1. To act upon; to produce an effect or change upon; as, cold affects the body; loss affects our interests.

2. To act upon, or move the passions; as, affected with grief.

3. To aim at; aspire to; desire or entertain pretension to; as, to affect imperial sway. [See the etymology of Affair.]

4. To tend to by natural affinity or disposition; as, the drops of a fluid affect a spherical form.

5. To love, or regard with fondness.

Think not that wars we love and strife affect

[This sense is closely allied to the third.]

6. To make a show of; to attempt to imitate, in a manner not natural; to study the appearance of what is not natural, or real; as, to affect to be grave; affected friendship.

It seems to have been used formerly for convict or attaint, as in Ayliffe's Parergon; but this sense is not now in use.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AFFECTA'TION, noun [Latin affectatio.]

1. An attempt to assume or exhibit what is not natural or real; false pretense; artificial appearance, or show; as, an affectation of wit, or of virtue.

2. Fondness; affection. [Not used.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AFFECT'ED, participle passive

1. Impressed; moved, or touched, either in person or in interest; having suffered some change by external force, loss, danger, and the like; as, we are more or less affected by the failure of the bank.

2. Touched in the feelings; having the feelings excited; as, affected with cold or heat.

3. Having the passions moved; as, affected with sorrow or joy.

4. adjective Inclined, or disposed; followed by to; as, well affected to government.

5. adjective Given to false show; assuming, or pretending to possess what is not natural or real; as, an affected lady.

6. adjective Assumed artificially; not natural; as, affected airs.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AFFECT'EDLY, adverb In an affected manner; hypocritically; with more show than reality; formally; studiously; unnaturally; as, to walk affectedly; affectedly civil.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AFFECT'EDNESS, noun The quality of being affected; affectation.

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AFFECT'ER, noun One that affects; one that practices affectation.

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AFFECT'ING, participle present tense

1. Impressing; having an effect on; touching the feelings; moving the passions; attempting a false show; greatly desiring; aspiring to possess.

2. adjective Having power to excite, or move the passions; tending to move the affections; pathetic; as, an affecting address.

The most affecting music is generally the most simple.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AFFECT'INGLY, adverb In an affecting manner; in a manner to excite emotions.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Feeling or emotion. Mention is made of "vile affections" (Romans 1:26) and "inordinate affection" (Colossians 3:5). Christians are exhorted to set their affections on things above (Colossians 3:2). There is a distinction between natural and spiritual or gracious affections (Ezekiel 33:32).

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. The state of being affected. [Little used.]

2. Passion; but more generally,

3. A bent of mind towards a particular object, holding a middle place between disposition, which is natural, and passion, which is excited by the presence of its exciting object. affection is a permanent bent of the mind, formed by the presence of an object, or by some act of another person, and existing without the presence of its object.

4. In a more particular sense, a settle good will, love or zealous attachment; as, the affection of a parent for his child. It was formerly followed by to or towards, but is now more generally followed by far.

5. Desire; inclination; propensity, good or evil; as, virtuous or vile affections. Romans 1:31. Galatians 5:24.

6. In a general sense, an attribute, quality or property, which is inseparable from its object; as, love, fear and hope are affections of the mind; figure, weight, etc., are affections of bodies.

7. Among physicians, a disease, or any particular morbid state of the body; as, a gouty affection; hysteric affection

8. In painting, a lively representation of passion.

Shakespeare uses the word for affectation; but this use is not legitimate.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AFFEC'TIONATE, adjective

1. Having great love, or affection; fond; as, an affectionate brother.

2. Warm in affection; zealous.

Man, in his love to God, and desire to please him, can never be too affectionate

3. Proceeding from affection; indicating love; benevolent; tender; as, the affectionate care of a parent; an affectionate countenance.

4. Inclined to; warmly attached. [Little used.]

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AFFEC'TIONATELY, adverb With affection; fondly; tenderly; kindly. 1 Thessalonians 2:8.

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AFFEC'TIONATENESS, noun Fondness; goodwill; affection.

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AFFEC'TIONED, adjective

1. Disposed; having an affection of heart.

Be ye kindly affectioned one to another. Romans 12:10.

2. Affected; conceited. obsolete

Naves Topical Index

Should be supremely set upon God
Deuteronomy 6:5; Mark 12:30

Should be set upon:

The commandments of God
Psalms 19:8-10; Psalms 119:20; Psalms 119:97; Psalms 119:103; Psalms 119:167

The house and worship of God
1 Chronicles 29:3; Psalms 26:8; Psalms 27:4; Psalms 84:1-2

The people of God
Psalms 16:3; Romans 12:10; 2 Corinthians 7:13-16; 1 Thessalonians 2:8

Heavenly things
Colossians 3:1-2

Should be zealously engaged for God
Psalms 69:9; Psalms 119:139; Galatians 4:18

Christ claims the first place in
Matthew 10:37; Luke 14:26

Enkindled by communion with Christ
Luke 24:32

Blessedness of making God the object of
Psalms 91:14

Should not grow cold
Psalms 106:12-13; Matthew 24:12; Galatians 4:15; Revelation 2:4

Of saints, supremely set on God
Psalms 42:1; Psalms 73:25; Psalms 119:10

Of the wicked, not sincerely set on God
Isaiah 58:1-2; Ezekiel 33:31-32; Luke 8:13

Carnal, should be mortified
Romans 8:13; Romans 13:14; 1 Corinthians 9:27; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:5

Carnal affections crucified in saints
Romans 6:6; Galatians 5:24

False teachers seek to captivate
Galatians 1:10; Galatians 4:17; 2 Timothy 3:6; 2 Peter 2:3; 2 Peter 2:18; Revelation 2:14; Revelation 2:20

Of the wicked, are unnatural and perverted
Romans 1:31; 2 Timothy 3:3; 2 Peter 2:10

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AFFECT'IVE, adjective That affects, or excites emotion; suited to affect. [Little used.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AFFECT'IVELY, adverb In an affective or impressive manner.

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AFFECT'UOUS, adjective Full of passion. [Not used.]