(=influence, have an effect on)
[+person, life] affecter, toucher
→ This will mark a historic shift that will affect us all.
→ These changes won't affect me.
→ His letters affected her profoundly.
→ Regional conflicts affect us all. Our peoples suffer together.
→ They want a greater say in the decisions that affect their lives.
→ Unfortunately drugs have affected the lives of many in this country.
[+outcome, result] influencer, avoir des répercussions sur
→ They launched a small-scale counterattack on 17 May but it could not affect the outcome of the battle.
→ Owen's read card did not materially affect the outcome of the game.
[+ability, performance] affecter, avoir des répercussions sur
→ The treatment he is receiving does not affect his ability to carry out his job.
→ This weight loss will affect her ability to conceive again.
→ There will be some nerves, but it won't affect our performance.
[+heart, lungs, liver] affecter, toucher
→ The disease primarily affected Jane's lungs.