Difference between Affect and Impress

What is the difference between Affect and Impress?

Affect as a noun is emotion. while Impress as a noun is the act of impressing


Part of speech: noun

Definition: Emotion. External display of emotion or mood.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To influence or alter. To move to emotion. Of an illness or condition, to infect or harm (a part of the body). To aim for, to try to obtain. To feel affection for; to like, be fond of. To make a false display of.

Example sentence: Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To affect (someone) strongly and often favourablyTo produce a vivid impression of (something)To mark or stamp (something) using pressureTo compel (someone) to serve in a military forceTo seize or confiscate (property) by forceTo make an impression, to be impressive

Part of speech: noun

Definition: The act of impressingAn impression, and impressed image or copy of somethingA stamp or seal used to make an impressionAn impression on the mind, imagination etc.

Example sentence: I would rather impress you with my storytelling than with the size of my waist and my hips.

We hope you now know whether to use Affect or Impress in your sentence.

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