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Affect / Effect

Affect is a verb meaning 'to influence', 'to change', or 'to assume':

The new evidence will affect the outcome of the trial.

The accused affects an innocent demeanor.

Effect can serve as a verb meaning 'to bring about':

We must effect better government.

Effect can also act as a noun meaning 'result', or 'impression':

The budget had a disastrous effect on the lives of citizens.