Part of speech:
To incline toward change, as in opinion or feeling:
(no comparative or superlative) That moves or move.
That touches the feelings; arousing tender emotion; affecting
Arousing or deserving of scornful pity.
(Archaic) Full of pity or compassion
Making a strong positive impression; inspiring admiration or awe:
Sharp or pungent to the smell.
Exciting a deep, usually somber response
To move or pass quickly; dart
To impress is defined as to strongly affect someone or something or to leave a physical mark on something by using pressure.
To think of or consider in a particular way:
Involve is defined as to include or add as a participant.
To pretend is defined as to claim, to make believe or imitate.
To sham is defined as to pretend to be something you are not or to disguise something.
To pretend; dissemble.
(Usage Problem) To have an effect or impact on:
(Linguistics) To change (a vowel) by umlaut.
To change the behavior or thinking of (someone); sway:
To put in legal possession of a particular thing; assign ownership to
To hold the interest or attention of:
The definition of afflict is to cause great physical or mental pain or agony or to create for someone a curse to bear.
To deal with something in a direct way; to set to work upon.
To cause injury to another; to hurt; to cause damage to something.
To score in this way:
To involve the interest, or concern, of; have an effect upon
To change the personality or character of
To lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; switch:
To change or become different.
To move in a rotary manner so as to change position
To give a false indication or appearance of; pretend; feign
To claim to have (some feeling, an interest, knowledge, etc.)
To bring about a desired or appropriate effect; have a certain influence
To change from a solid to a liquid state, generally by heat
To go to constantly; be at often
To believe something without being sure; suppose
(Law) To try illegally to influence or instruct (a jury)
To dispose is defined as to get rid of something or throw something away, or to overcome a threat or get someone primed to a certain state of mind.
To copy or imitate something without the right to do so and with the intent to deceive or defraud by representing the copy or imitation to be the original or to be genuine if no original ever existed (such as passing off a painting as a particular work by Claude Monet when, in fact, Monet never painted such a piece of art).
To manage to get (one's way) by bluffing
Assume is defined as to take on responsibility.
To be successful in coming or going:
To fake means to create a false impression, to lie and pretend to be something you aren't, or to create a knock-off or impersonation.
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