Affect and Tell


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Affect verb – To act upon (a person or a person's feelings) so as to cause a response.
Usage example: their son claims that scary movies don't affect him in the least

Tell and affect are semantically related In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Affect".
Nearby Words: affected, affection, affectation, affecting, affective
Synonyms for Affect


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Affect and tell are semantically related in take its toll on topic. Sometimes you can use "Affect" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

character affect character tell character
people affect people tell people
children affect children tell children
someone affect someone tell someone
Other nouns: rest, future, time, way, characters, world, story, anyone, player, everyone.

Both words in one sentence

  • Webcomic / Endof Infinity Unreliable Narrator: The story is told alternately by Silver and Jasz, so differences in their memories and how they tell the story affect, well, how the story is told.
  • While these are all numerical values, you can never see said numbers, and the game doesn't bother to tell you how they affect your monster—or how various items affect those stats.
  • While Disgaea: Hour of Darkness lets you know that there are Multiple Endings, nowhere in the included material will they tell you what factors affect these endings.
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