Đồng nghĩa của affect

Alternative for affect

affects, affected, affecting

Đồng nghĩa: influence, move, persuade, sway,

Verb

To influence, usually emotionally
influence touch upset alter change impact modify strike sway transform disturb overwhelm perturb stir trouble act on agitate attack concern condition damage devastate distress grieve hurt infect involve pain sadden shape control determine form govern hit hit hard impress manipulate move reach shake bias decide exert influence on faze guide impact on strike at throw work on bowl over emotionally move have an effect on impinge induce inspire interest knock back mark overcome prevail regard relate shake up take hold of tell on bear upon get to have an impact on impinge upon impress on knock for six prevail over make an impression on tug at your heartstrings go to your head turn someone's head persuade mould mold afflict incline prompt predispose direct motivate lead convince stimulate win over dispose convert prevail on prejudice cause make bend impel dictate urge fashion steer regulate colour rouse draw excite animate color instigate reshape get carry bring round taint work wound poison distort model exert influence talk into argue into constrain have an effect make an impression have an influence rule slant strike down harrow sell frame imbue design sting crack torment weigh into bear on spur mortify turn choreograph conduct make miserable make wretched torture vex gall enliven sear suck in put across bring around drive talk round cause anguish to incite gnaw at provoke make willing leave a mark on make of a mind to cut to the quick jockey cajole coax into nag into prevail upon abate capture interact with worry harass bother perplex touch on leaven promote get around amend adjust shift bring in forecast injure vitiate corrupt prepare cripple destroy style prime spoil mar contaminate ruin impair annihilate ravage demolish compromise twist warp harm cultivate activate teach indoctrinate break angle garble sabotage suffuse jaundice stretch doctor defile occur pollute order hook nobble brainwash make expectant make you of a mind to contain check restrain crush skew tend flavour flavor tame curb inhibit blight debase weaken compel bridle master exploit wear away make ill lay low hold subdue discipline measure keep spread to categorise pattern shock traumatize sour magnify underlie do damage to wreak havoc on play havoc with show a preference for be willing gravitate toward be partial verge favour lean to look be predisposed not mind be disposed favor engineer negotiate cut directionalize pull in rein in shepherd define affect badly imitate decorate copy emulate follow maneuver manoeuvre bring give force twist one's arm turn one's head lead by the nose soften up trigger entice keep a tight rein on get the better of hold in check be a factor in machinate use finesse categorize arouse thrill traumatise disadvantage make someone suffer effectuate enkindle exert an influence on develop affront pierce channel impinge on knock sideways tinge mastermind orchestrate train get at be recognized have a part in pull strings act upon bring to bear carry weight seduce produce create meddle encroach pry intrude trespass impose obtrude interrupt make an impact encourage adapt leave a mark spice up have a bearing on devise construct remodel build use to advantage twist round one's little finger turn to one's advantage play upon grow chart inspirit make inroads hearten energize enthuse galvanize invigorate become make an impact on spark instil exhilarate inflame instill goad steel infuse embolden map out lay out quicken fillip fire incentivize be responsible for galvanise start off commove bear up occasion work up chirk up fire with enthusiasm set up give impetus envigorate elate spark off endue buck up fire up beghast exalt cheer up buoy up reassure incentivise spur on fire the imagination of give one an idea energise gee up

Verb

To make a false show or pretense of
counterfeit fake feign pretend sham simulate act assume bluff dissemble fabricate profess put on contrive imitate pass for playact make like play at aspire to give the appearance of make a show of do a bit make a pretence of make out like go through the motions of lay it on thick put up a front dissimulate pose masquerade posture impersonate ape adopt mimic put on an act falsify do make out disguise take on make believe put it on lie play deceive mock kid play-act let on mirror take off ditto act like do like caricature parody copy purport claim mislead malinger whitewash spoof misrepresent cheat reproduce travesty play possum act out send up shuck and jive make-believe put on a front pretend to be pass off pass oneself off as put on airs fake it put on a false front allege forge attitudinize front stonewall invent parrot showboat burlesque strike sucker cloak veil fudge devise mask concoct phony pirate conceal hide dupe delude phoney camouflage display masquerade as pose as varnish personate monkey show off four-flush mime dress up knock off cover up behave affectedly strike an attitude phony up put up a smoke screen go through the motions do an impression of cop an attitude go like hoax co-opt echo pull satirize make as if act as if copycat emulate posture as seem to be lampoon pretend to have hot-dog do a number cop guy profess to have swing the lead profess to be replicate exhibit put up a front of strut scheme orchestrate construct manufacture design assume the role of affect the role of mint stat mimeo defraud Xerox coin clone carbon hoke satirise mess stage develop embody internalize take up internalise circulate bad money make money make a show do something for effect try to attract attention grandstand peacock show become aspire lay on come to have double as turn into jive fool fish jazz cozen hoodwink beguile give appearance of put on act make show of suppress obscure put on a false display assume an attitude be hypocritical lay claim claim falsely fake out be deceitful minimize veneer downplay disguise yourself strike a pose play the part of take off as sugarcoat airbrush secrete extenuate screen resemble borrow equivocate lift feature prevaricate suggest create exaggerate steal favour crib favor fence de-emphasize keep quiet about hush up keep a lid on draw a veil over sweep under the carpet minimise keep dark keep secret be dishonest about soft-pedal sweep under the rug conjure up gloss over mock up belie do a take-off reflect parallel repeat color garble change alter colour play a part follow in footsteps model after do likewise do an impression pattern after try to be like touch up varnish over doctor up give a false picture of shroud doublespeak cover pussyfoot be dishonest double-talk hide one's feelings pass off as make up fib trump up imagine represent portray misstate con hatch enact tell untruth tell a white lie create out of thin air let on like pull the wool over someone's eyes play the part depict form dream up beard make a pretense present a false face present a false front suppose ham play to the gallery put on a pretense daydream fantasize dream assume the role trick humbug romance fancy muse palter bamboozle gull take in indulge in fantasy fantasise perjure gammon hornswoggle misguide catch gaff have snooker juggle snow misinform burn buffalo promote have on double-cross plant shovel suck in illude scam betray string along shuck bunco blag build castles in Spain build castles in the air act as though tell stories stretch the truth tell untruths psych out put one over on speak with forked tongue not tell the truth create fiction be economical with the truth make up a story invent a story tell a fib pull someone's leg tell a terminological inexactitude tell a lie forswear oneself depart from the truth tell a little white lie

Verb

(rare) To have an attraction to or feel affection for someone

Verb

To affect
cause induce trigger precipitate provoke compel effect elicit enact evoke motivate muster occasion render advance bring do effectuate enkindle foster invoke work cultivate bring about stir up be at the bottom of break in break the ice bring to pass draw on make up work up generate produce initiate create instigate incite engender give rise to prompt result in lead to catalyze beget bring on catalyse breed contribute to introduce promote start set off be the cause of translate into yield spur establish inspire kickoff spark off whip up set in motion spawn make put in motion drive stimulate kindle trigger off make for spark develop activate institute launch realise realize bring forth culminate in end in hatch spell begin secure be conducive to amount to make possible bear add up to originate make happen actualize further conduce to contribute foment play a part in entail give achieve sow the seeds of be instrumental in finish in instil instill mean play a role in contrive conduce draw out bring out organize call forth bring off engineer cause to occur cause to happen touch off organise inaugurate put in place found set up fire up be a source of involve set in expedite actuate impel have a hand in accomplish encourage add to be a factor in arouse open the door for attain push forward influence equal imply be responsible for carry off carry through have the effect of pull off have a part in forward help be partly responsible for oil the wheels of procure redound to terminate in open result draw lead start off bring up cook up start the ball rolling get things rolling form redound have an effect on commence ignite execute design build strike burn enflame embark on construct set down craft machinate erect bring into being set assemble bring into existence knock up fashion mold piece germinate forge materialise cast rig knock together shape constitute compose install exercise instal materialize author fabricate mould fire inflame torch set light to set on fire set alight set burning set fire to strike up start up set a match to turn on switch on fan the flames of light put a match to put on put match to

Verb

To cause (someone) pain, suffering or distress
afflict trouble distress torment bother worry plague upset torture harass vex pain harrow oppress beset annoy bedevil rack agonise agonize persecute irk irritate burden hurt grieve pester harry wound curse excruciate anguish ail strain try stress besiege exasperate tax crucify smite martyr discommode blight pursue grip press strike take visit buffet cause suffering to cause trouble to attack convulse take over hound hassle nag badger haunt bug beleaguer assail dog embarrass perplex overwhelm hamper entangle aggress ride weigh down pick on drive up the wall put the squeeze on give a hard time jump on one's case give a bad time give the business fall on fall upon start in on give the needle sicken concern exercise disturb flurry fuss hagride disquiet alarum frazzle perturb dismay distemper distract undo discompose alarm agitate unhinge discomfort derail unsettle be suffer weird out freak out be unwell be indisposed be crook feel pain be weak be sick be ill be in pain feel unwell be wrong with be the matter with aggravate tease give someone grief gnaw at lie heavy on depress provoke fret prey on chafe obsess importune mither wring molest nettle needle weigh heavily on hector aggrieve gall mistreat fluster weigh on possess faze rattle punish tear ruffle inconvenience cause agony to dun scare devil scourge put out be a burden to nag at discomfit take control of confront burn up face be a nuisance to make anxious victimize rend devastate pique injure hang over peeve rile maltreat harm mortify abuse frustrate nark ill-treat taunt get preoccupy displease grate chivvy rasp niggle eat bait be a burden on frost gripe itch goad rule spite interrupt tyrannize heavy dominate incommode frighten tantalize heckle wrong tantalise infest disconcert victimise despair impose on bend someone's ear discombobulate hack off tyrannise get down get on your nerves cause anxiety to get to hang up make uneasy prey on your mind weigh heavily on one's mind be a great weight on bedog petition solicit pressurize be in someone's way muse labor labour sear tear away at belabour gut pierce stab squirm buttonhole grizzle keep after shake cut up urge unnerve rock scorn bully rib chaff sadden gnaw be prey to deject inflict anguish on cause pain to be the victim of dishearten cause disquiet to get in your hair drive round the bend be on your back ruin destroy ravage offend hunt be afflicted with suffer from be plagued with be troubled by rag throw off psych out spook put off pressurise dash belabor bombard be blighted with be burdened with be bedevilled by break bone goose thwart foil overcharge press down on cast down stir up cause concern to weigh heavily on someone's mind make uncomfortable niggle at cause discomfort to grind at terrorize excoriate miff roust bum out go on at be a pest to lead someone a merry dance play cat and mouse rub salt in wound put through wringer drive bananas begrudge crab grudge get even upset the applecart put someone's nose out of joint louse up disrupt harp on at weigh recur egg on accost pother encroach intrude obtrude confuse terrify terrorise dish it out give it to stick it to dish out appall madden appal throw discriminate against disadvantage come back to test disoblige stay with break in inflict suffering on inflict pain on meddle cause someone difficulty discommodate interfere be ever present mess with someone's head sweat out do someone's head in be a problem to be a weight on one's mind make someone go out of his way make it tough put in a spot put on the spot give someone bother put to trouble give trouble monopolize consume engross absorb fascinate hold infatuate control fixate eat up monopolise suppress subjugate disgust rark crush insult subdue chivy browbeat become an obsession with be on your mind have a hold on be uppermost in your thoughts have a grip on nudge bore repress enslave impede cross hinder master overcome hegemonize overpower rub up the wrong way exploit subject grate on intrude upon get on your wick keep down treat harshly breathe down someone's neck carp at make somebody's hackles rise get on someone's case encumber overload rule with a rod of iron trample on saddle rule over put down be cruel to hold sway over walk all over grind down tyrannize over bring under the yoke put screws to bring someone to their knees outrage ride roughshod over overthrow trample despotize tyrranize rule with an iron hand coerce trample underfoot weigh heavy upon force hold down smother put upon bring to heel handicap beat down be brutal to

Verb

To be relevant or important to
concern involve apply to impact on pertain to bear on interest have to do with impact implicate deal with have a bearing on include relate to embroil encompass enmesh entail entangle have an impact on be important to be in connection with be of importance to be of interest to be relevant to be the business of touch be applicable to have relevance for relate cover apply regard pertain appertain to refer to bear upon appertain refer have relevance to be pertinent to have reference to be connected with touch on belong to connect be regarding bear be about associate be appropriate address treat go into reference be relevant incriminate canvas be pertinent go over mire look into contend with expose concern itself with be valid delve into be concerned with tangle connect with point to occasion touch upon belong correspond to join vest befit combine be related to correspond with center upon have an effect on is about point at be a matter of take in be directed to have a reference to have a relation to inhere with connect to be associated with have a connection to be attributed to mix up drag into make a party to tie up be part of fit suit allude be fitting be germane be apt be apposite be applicable be significant treat of compromise inculpate discuss ensnare examine scrutinize tell of impute accuse bring in pin on finger charge cite stigmatize stigmatise point the finger at stitch up point finger at blame name frame link mean lay at one's door analyse review report on analyze study detail document explore talk about tackle give the facts on give a rundown of recount give an account of give details on give details of look at provide details of investigate expound on probe deliberate on explain sift through inquire about dig into speak about depict confer on scrutinise talk through describe debate inform of comprise of bring up embody comment on take on consider mention write about allude to observe research speak to identify note be germane to enquire into attend to account for take account of determine survey open up speak of handle approach critique consult interpret reason counsel powwow talk of take up criticize parley confab criticise arrange enlarge upon advise on discourse on weigh talk over confer confabulate deliberate

Verb

To make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on
impress influence move excite inspire stir amaze astonish grab strike touch awe dazzle galvanise galvanize overawe overcome overwhelm rouse sway impact overpower reach arouse astound buffalo bulldoze carry electrify enforce enthuse faze get grandstand kill pique provoke register score slay stimulate tell on thrill feel admiration feel respect have an impact on leave a mark on take aback be conspicuous blow away knock out make an impression on make splash push around show off cut a figure make a hit make an impression stick in someone's mind knock your socks off daze bowl over floor spellbind fascinate stun bedazzle shake stagger sweep someone off their feet get to leave speechless hypnotize involve take your breath away stupefy dumbfound captivate hypnotise surprise disturb enchant engage engross enthrall whelm grip swamp absorb hook preoccupy enthral occupy snow under knock for six prostrate blind devastate overmaster shock impassion crush confuse oppress hit attract intrigue confound bewilder immerse razzle-dazzle upset arrest please appeal to rivet mesmerize shatter beguile bewitch make emotional interest enrapture mesmerise knock sideways strike dumb get through to register with sweep off feet render speechless hit for six have an effect on blow your mind blur glitz grind down sweep over soften melt disquiet agitate psych impact on carry weight with mark get through flabbergast startle quicken psych out touch a chord strike a chord tug at your heartstrings choke seize nonplus leave an impression on move to tears render unable to continue carry away reduce to tears throw enmesh consume obsess dumfound thunderstrike benumb dismay rock surprize jolt disconcert perplex alarm cross leave open-mouthed leave aghast connect mire lose assimilate draw tempt shake up spring to mind come to the mind of enter one's head occur to make an impact cross your mind come into one's consciousness come to mind dawn on make an impact on come to present itself emerge to snare lure tantalize titillate entertain knock for a loop take by surprise stop someone in their tracks boggle the mind put one away concern amuse pull perk up distract be interesting to turn on be attractive to bemuse catch your eye hold tickle your fancy capture your imagination light someone's fire tantalise float someone's boat enwrap sit up matter to arouse curiosity divert hold your attention engage one's attention be of interest to busy whet one's appetite seem to appear to look to give the impression to give the impression of being transfix wreck demoralise grind subordinate steamroller destroy downgrade demoralize puzzle charm entrance do in run circles around hold spellbound hold in awe hold the attention of grab the attention of flummox unnerve baffle mystify stump discompose discombobulate fox befuddle fog gravel pose maze beat muddle paralyse befog addle wilder petrify fuddle paralyze appall vex make someone scratch their head knock the stuffing out of horrify frighten disorient numb catch off balance appal scare bamboozle cause to be at a stand boggle terrify rattle unsettle distress obfuscate muddy knock over set someone thinking be all Greek to consternate discomfit perturb daunt outrage mix up jar affright spring on throw a curve hit like a ton of bricks set someone back on their heels disgust sicken scandalize exhilarate intimidate delight panic abash insult fluster knock over with feather spook depress dishearten scandalise ruffle throw off balance scare to death chill gross out scare silly scare stiff take the wind out of your sails stir up scare the bejesus out of give a turn put the wind up scare the living daylights out of bedaze disorientate poleax dizzy disorder gobsmack sweep away cow fill with wonder fill with amazement throw into a tizzy elude bedevil be unbelievable make speechless put away give a shock besot stick it to stick embarrass terrorize bring around metagrobolize hotdog showboat cause wonder confusticate throw a curveball wow strike with awe daydream moon throw for a loop put off snow screw up throw off set thinking confuscate boggle the mind of put out of action knock senseless knock down with a feather gather wool pipe dream scarify fright mess with one's head make a splash knock dead make jump work up make someone's hair stand on end terrorise offend revolt nauseate traumatize repel displease worry conquer antagonize anger trouble traumatise antagonise bring up short give offence to catch up raise someone's eyebrows completely surprise shake out of your complacency make someone's blood run cold hit like ton of bricks bother hagride alarum frazzle distemper undo unhinge discomfort ail exercise flurry fuss derail animate derange fire energize invigorate annoy grieve afflict irk intrude burn up irritate make uneasy pain weird out tire freak out get in the way gall badger complicate interfere intoxicate charge fill with fear immobilize scare witless motivate frenzy strike terror into immobilise magnetize commove dynamize magnetise envigorate energise get someone going fire with enthusiasm give someone a charge give a buzz fire someone's imagination pump up give someone a kick light a fire under frighten the life out of throw into a panic scare the pants off put chill on scare someone out of their wits put the fear of God into throw into a blue funk

Verb

To obstruct or get in the way of an operation or process
interfere hamper inhibit hinder obstruct check block handicap impede frustrate restrain cramp trammel thwart delay stop foil baulk restrict cumber disrupt balk prevent constrain oppose baffle disturb remit suspend influence tamper confuse conflict discommode incommode inconvenience intermit jam trouble hold up hold back get in the way hang up stand in the way of be a hindrance to get in the way of throw a spanner in the works of throw a monkey wrench in the works of encumber curb fetter interfere with retard shackle hamstring hobble handcuff interrupt manacle hog-tie short-circuit tie up slow down halt stymie forestall bar stonewall derail embarrass clog bork arrest slow prohibit deter cripple sabotage crimp crab put a brake on set back avert detain ruin overturn slow up spoil curtail nip in the bud brake bottleneck muzzle burden neutralize box in choke shut out contravene debar throw a spoke in the wheel of neutralise throw a spanner in the works resist counteract louse up scupper faze freeze discomfit dam rattle bind chain entangle disconcert cramp one's style saddle with foul up close off screw up cut off give a hard time shut off shut down keep in check limit stall stay bridle sandbag throttle screen obscure complicate weigh down monkey with stifle repress defeat circumvent suppress preclude ward off head off scotch put a stop to confine stave off put the kibosh on impair dash interdict obviate counter control forbid intercept hold off keep back nullify tie damage put an end to withhold quash mar fend off decelerate reduce put paid to hold snooker crush injure hurt beat keep checkmate smother disappoint weaken undermine diminish compromise bog down put off upset enfeeble harm rule out do for straiten avoid destroy postpone shelve regulate close moderate debilitate outwit shake rein in catch mess up deflect stultify plug subvert squash subdue hold down hold in smash forfend defend against squelch slacken constrict clog up upset the applecart disable vitiate cross stem contain break wreck nobble gag barricade defer congest seal stump stuff negate divert occlude stopper ban put the stopper on take down fill tie down put back stop up choke off anticipate put the mockers on pick off blockade outlaw bung up block up quell cramp someone's style put a spoke in someone's wheel block off threaten plug up keep lid on pause discourage discontinue muffle deny disadvantage blight lessen decrease sap mire retardate traverse withstand strangle bilk blemish queer nix pre-empt govern tame bloody flaw endamage leash clot evade choke back ward stamp out entrammel protract hem in put an stop to cancel pigeonhole help prolong make late cork cross up sidestep skirt stem the flow of steer clear of shut in put on hold gum up hold over proscribe throw cold water on put on back burner bring to screeching halt pour cold water on put a damper on hold off on throw monkey wrench in still circumscribe guard sink estop exclude delimit swallow eat away unsettle emasculate undo shatter stunt staunch deteriorate quelch capture confound rein make illegal damp down kill wound root destabilize enjoin banjax buck disallow repel enervate embargo blunt draw up tarnish confront disqualify quiet commandeer keep waiting taboo measure rule loiter overload circumnavigate pull up disfigure deface prorogue challenge embog fill up fetch up invalidate get out of charge repulse corrode cut short debase put the lid on keep under control adjourn take out bung annul escape bypass prejudice take wind out of parry dead-end torpedo turn aside make impossible pull in crash fight back put at a disadvantage bottle up juke ditch preempt defend give the slip deprive procrastinate block out close up close out destabilise dodge back off second-guess table hang fire chill reschedule cool rough up drag your feet turn off let up be detrimental to place at a disadvantage skip keep a lid on bite back deny access mothball continue cut back lock up bring to a standstill put out of commission give the run around respite put over put the brakes on shake off cool off do harm to get ahead of get in before extend lose speed throw a monkey wrench into keep within bounds lay on the table put out of action take a rain check on set aside put on the back burner beat someone to the punch beat someone to it put on ice beat someone to the draw put in cold storage provide against steal a march on give rain check head off at pass hold in abeyance straitjacket erode consume dissuade from use up wear away tie-up cap finish finish off inc act against constipate offset puzzle cause to wait cause to stay net enmesh ensnare oppress bother snag mystify caulk tie one's hands sideline veto tie someone's hands entrap whittle nonplus silence deaden pocket submerge extinguish prevent from making progress isolate make difficult tether boycott blacklist scuttle flummox wall off hold captive clip someone's wings impose limits on set limits on temper choke up pack stanch jam up quench mute overpower give disadvantage corner throw a curve put a crimp in forefend ostracize crool put straitjacket on make an end of bring to a close get bogged down put the brakes on take out of play keep from happening keep at bay stave keep off jeopardize put the damper on obturate stand fence terminate conquer overcome lick elude criminalize bury blank counterplot garrote garrotte shush bring an end to worsen stand in the way act in advance of prepare for be one step ahead of be early lag abate impoverish ravage dam up glut silt up bottle slam on the brakes ease up peg discipline dissuade hesitate dawdle down loaf falter bog flag poke rebuff duck buffalo promote bollix bring up qualify reef damp gunge up spike censor afflict incapacitate taint annihilate devitalize depress trash dismantle corrupt not allow to go beyond keep within the limits of temporise temporize dally give a rain check take a raincheck keep in abeyance dash one's hope imprison incarcerate intern quit cease take wind out of sails get the better of beat down cause setback put end to render null and void bit ostracise gainsay duel contradict impugn combat negative disaffirm contest fight dispute save let hedge declare taboo criminalise clutter up slacken pace shuffle off stand still indispose scorch wither batter shock blast put a limit on come to a standstill make it impossible for make it impracticable for stand off peter out not move dampen disadvise scare give the run-around run circles around run rings around give the thumbs down to declare illegal put the chill on give the red light to say no lock in coop up fence in jail necessitate gaol close in immure concuss shotgun keep in back-water cut down lose steam wind down anchor it halt in its tracks throw a monkey wrench in the works detract from shake up jeopardise smash up muck up clobber wrong cool down disarrange disorder disorganize put on brakes devalue tweak unfit devaluate ding cheapen total hit the brakes let down flaps be prejudicial to be disadvantageous to button up keep the lid on keep a tight rein on keep tight rein on play for time convulse make impracticable cause detriment to wreak havoc on crack down on be deleterious to derange turn upside down treat harshly have a negative effect on have a bad effect on hedge out talk out of make useless lose strength put half nelson on drive a nail into the coffin of cordon off do a disservice to tell against treat unfairly give a disadvantage to be unfair to put in an unfavourable position treat unfavourably inflict a handicap on act like a wet blanket cause confusion in throw into disarray cause turmoil in throw into disorder throw into confusion strangle at birth go against shutdown immobilize make a mess of devastate demolish refrain from render powerless do in monopolize foresee predict forecast envision preoccupy project expect cruel make a hash of euchre dish monopolise carry over immobilise paralyse blow a hole in play havoc with waive lengthen lay over bankrupt seize put out of business bring to an end bring to standstill bring someone to their knees bring to naught wipe out bring to a stop pull the plug on load take withhold from stay away from refuse deny oneself make up for break the habit of skip out on kick get around steer clear shrink from abstain renounce keep from desist eschew shirk shun desist from stay away forbear give up abstain from restrain from counterbalance do without shy from leave off forgo forbear from paralyze expropriate grab snatch overwhelm saddle attack ambush botch strain shut disempower whittle away appropriate interlope shortstop accost interpose hijack tackle waylay buttonhole laden weight lumber demoralise demoralize attenuate mine dig soften tunnel dent wear snafu skin rain on someone's parade pounce on take on lade pile freight drag through the mud dig out hollow out clip one's wings chip away at knock the bottom out of queer the pitch of poke full of holes swoop down on cut in take away yoke lock out cut out make off with dump on snow under bear down on snow overburden make heavy play off cook someone's goose spike someone's guns queer someone's pitch take the wind out of your sails

Verb

To act on, or put into action, a request
action enact act on execute accomplish apply effect fulfil implement perform actionize act upon carry out complete effectuate follow up on pursue put into action tackle achieve administer enforce exercise follow do finish fulfill operate realise realize transact work on act out bring to fruition carry through carry to completion deal with put into effect start in on take action on take care of bring about deliver the goods make happen pull off put in force put into practice put through take care of business work take action have an effect on motivate meet observe keep obey discharge respect uphold reach consummate accommodate serve fill attain nail adopt answer actualize redeem acknowledge perfect sanctify satisfy comply with adhere to conform to live up to goose-step to cope with harmonize with do justice to match up to keep faith with be faithful to tally with act in accordance with make the grade submit to coincide with follow through on pass muster pay regard to agree to cooperate with be guided by square with act according to be good enough check with perform according to carry off deliver on make good on be bound by assent to be heedful of fill the bill accommodate to fall in with go along with yield to cut the mustard cater to fit the bill be in accordance with be true to cohere with bring to completion stand by respond to be loyal to go through with follow through with put into operation chord with measure up to conclude prosecute negotiate wrap up sew up perpetrate settle manage engineer conduct commit end compass clinch score hit make it sort out put the tin lid on button down polish off bring off do the trick get there stage render cut swing present hack do the job come through do to a T earn one's wings administrate sail through put on play out acquit oneself of put over handle organize work out carry on run with the ball see to hammer out TCB organise do business button up thrash out dispatch crown finalize close polish cap dispose of finalise knock off put lid on fold up put finishing touch on put the finishing touch to call a day wrap mop up ultimate put away clean up can put to bed wind up set the seal on top it off produce seize grasp honour strike honor secure land conquer earn bag wrest fix nail it fulfill one's potential rack up make hay acquire gain get done notch up chalk up put it over arrive at do one proud net latch onto clock up do a bang-up job succeed in make win procure get someplace snag

Verb

To annoy or irritate
ruffle annoy irritate nettle vex disturb agitate harass irk upset confuse disconcert fluster rattle trouble unsettle worry anger bother exasperate unnerve disquiet flurry needle peeve perturb discomfit aggravate bug discompose discountenance faze rile stir hassle nark put off throw chafe discombobulate eat frost gall get get to grate gripe itch make nervous miff niggle persecute pique rasp shake up spite put out throw off balance abrade bluster browbeat bully burn up cow disrupt distress excite floor flummox fret frill fuddle furbelow intimidate provoke stump torment wear get across hack off put someone off their stroke wind up cause someone to lose their composure put into a flap throw into a tizz rattle one's cage throw into tizzy distract throw off confound perplex dumbfound bewilder baffle addle bamboozle puzzle befuddle surprise nonplus dizzy astonish mix up catch unawares catch off balance displease infuriate rankle rub up the wrong way tick off gravel offend incense ride madden enrage antagonize pester dismay goad alarm drive up the wall antagonise give someone the hump inflame get on your nerves plague rark discomfort frustrate exacerbate concern hump unhinge affront roil make someone see red distemper frazzle get under your skin outrage drive mad fuss nag shake derail bum out drive crazy get in your hair undo tee off ail hagride embarrass get at make angry alarum rub the wrong way tease exercise freak out weird out harry stir up disgruntle get your back up get on one's nerves get your goat hack you off make uneasy afflict mortify drive to distraction give someone the pip badger make cross abash pain hurt give a hard time take aback make waves bedevil get on your wick drive round the twist make anxious drive round the bend spook frighten rankle with psych out put your back up make somebody's hackles rise chagrin make your blood boil burn ruffle one's feathers put someone's nose out of joint aggrieve give someone grief insult egg on hound grieve molest wound disgust bait get up someone's nose try your patience scare beat muddle shock depress get someone work up pick on grate on T-off derange get your dander up unbalance discommode disarrange sting startle rouse try taunt panic incommode ire craze disorient mystify dishearten psych dog injure gnaw arouse be offensive fire up wear on disorder be on your back destabilize eat away at put someone off their stride eat at daunt cause offense inconvenience rattle someone's cage set someone back on their heels raise your hackles demoralize mither incite dissatisfy enflame mad prick get across someone jolt beset cross destabilise pother sicken demoralise cheese off put out of countenance steam up turn off drive bananas be at buffalo rub you up the wrong way hurt somebody's feelings get your hackles up set one's teeth on edge make someone scratch their head try the patience of be on the back of cause to be at a stand hurry discourage cramp bustle jar whisk disorganize disarray nudge make uncomfortable devil hinder bite flip heavy sadden bore tire pursue tantalize turn stimulate quicken bemuse terrorize tantalise break examine embitter bum humiliate hack empurple spur indispose torture make fretful stupefy acerbate turn on grill beleaguer daze move agonize disorientate oppress stun wear out hector fox maze jar on terrorise push buttons put down be a pain in the neck agonise make a scene be a thorn in someone's side send into a rage befog upset the applecart raise hell stick in one's craw hit where one lives be a thorn in someone's flesh pose muddy get a rise out of pull the rug out from under blow your mind be on one's case pull the rug from under go to your head ache press squeeze pinch compress chide heat haunt fidget prod brown off sour appal henpeck shame steam put on edge gnaw at tangle drive nuts wig overwhelm deter awe overawe bristle excoriate despair impose upon preoccupy appall unquiet push button heat up work on boil dispirit subdue cause disquiet to tatter erode fray get on the wrong side of make an enemy of somebody drive you up the wall disappoint astound complicate amaze intrude interfere down dement displace jumble rummage be rude to unman ask for it heckle haze cause anxiety terrify push one's buttons get someone's wick awake goose motivate absorb grab ignite attract interest make restless balk send into a spin rile up blow up incapacitate debilitate victimize harm snit pet tiff huff stew start scour wear down cause to panic mess baulk take by surprise make sore lose one's temper question quiz tweak flip out put on the spot thwart foil push someon's buttons mess with throw into confusion deject lay up key up rack stress foul up slight give the business jar upon grate upon blind wear upon anguish curse rock the boat swirl ferment throw into uproar throw into disorder stop someone in their tracks wear away rage disaccord jangle weary discord disharmonize nauseate rasp one's nerves disarm set on work into lather set off take a rise out of begrudge crab grudge get in the way strain convulse crucify dragoon expel victimise wrong hunt exile ventilate chivvy worst chill strap nit-pick push desolate harrow martyr run up the wrong way disrespect diss cause suffering to cause anguish to cause anxiety to get on someone wilder hang up get even louse up put off one's stroke chivy whirl wash scrape away bite into wear to shreds dis snub make someone fed up make self-conscious fog flabbergast uncalm undermine weaken enfeeble sap enervate get the knife into single out make things hot for someone make it hot for someone stick the knife into make flip bug up zing horrify disoblige slur interrupt have had enough become bored hit a sour note make discontented grate at exhaust someone's patience lose patience snow obfuscate make wretched cut up impede arouse anxiety in make miserable do a number on make it tough for weigh on intoxicate bring up short stagger be all Greek to make your head spin set someone thinking inebriate mess with one's head make punchy ball up stymie gnaw away at bowl over set back whip intrude upon knock off balance give a turn put the wind up impose on take the wind out of your sails make someone laugh out of the other side of their mouth make someone laugh on the other side of their face give offence to bend someone's ear breathe down someone's neck flutter carp at give offence be disagreeable tread on someone's toes be an affront to hustle get on someone's case churn up cut to the quick churn drive inspire whip up invigorate pump up energize electrify galvanize give a bad time juice up galvanise envigorate enliven trigger inspirit foment animate enthuse liven up activize work energise jazz up titillate

Verb

(of a feeling) To completely preoccupy the mind of (someone)
consume overwhelm absorb haunt occupy possess preoccupy trouble worry devour dominate engross engulf grip obsess overcome concern disturb monopolise monopolize distract eat up enthrall enthral overburden overpower overload eat away at take control of immerse involve engage hold take up interest fixate busy fascinate enwrap become an obsession with plague bedevil control fill intrigue corner employ enmesh bemuse take over connect mire throw beguile hook attend use up enrapture assimilate soak catch up hog prey on your mind sew up hold your attention afflict torture harrow rack lose be uppermost in someone's mind cover grasp swamp get take in swallow up arrest take up all of someone's time take up someone's whole attention captivate catch bewitch charm rivet envelop entrance spellbind mesmerize hypnotize rule up on become lost be hung attract mesmerise apply hypnotise torment hound beset commit devote bother prey on harass infatuate amuse divert entertain associate embroil implicate bind impute inculpate participate draw wrap entangle link entail have a hold on have a grip on be on your mind be concerned with tie up keep busy hold the attention of be active with be uppermost in your thoughts exercise copyright keep to yourself utilise have sole rights in cartelize utilize acquire have sit on own exclusively exploit use suck up own exercise control restrain exclude lock up have exclusive rights in syndicate gain dominance over gain control over exercise a monopoly over patent corner the market bogart manage

Verb

To exert influence over or dictate the outcome of
control manage direct supervise govern oversee superintend lead head administer command regulate guide rule boss overlook administrate steward captain dominate influence tend domineer quarterback dictate oppress discipline predominate subjugate subject hegemonize micromanage regiment besteer bewield puppeteer preside over be in charge of head up be in control of call the shots run the show call the tune hold sway over rule the roost pull the strings be in the saddle reign over have authority over run things hold the reins deal with be at the helm be in the driving seat call the signals wear the trousers be in saddle be the boss have someone eating out of one's hand have someone in one's hip pocket have someone in the palm of one's hand have something in the palm of one's hand hold the purse strings have a hold over hold purse strings push buttons ordain decree prescribe order determine impose pronounce enjoin mandate decide promulgate demand establish call lay down set down choose set out state charge set instruct shape bid take the reins call the play put your foot down have a bearing on walk heavy read the riot act run handle conduct operate keep steer organize pilot carry on organise be at the helm of look after chair sway master be responsible for be in command of have control of be the boss of orchestrate preside take care of manipulate mastermind be the leader of be in charge take charge of reign exercise control over moderate sit on top of watch tyrannize spearhead overrule take over tyrannise officiate maneuver manoeuvre care for maintain have charge of take the chair lay down the law be in driver's seat monopolize execute helm watch over bully be head of skipper ride herd on take the helm carry out be in the driver's seat be in power over monopolise take the chair of advise be at the head of keep under thumb officiate at tend to judge coordinate mediate hold sway prevail over treat take call the shots in be the head of mind engineer negotiate marshal chaperon inspect drive minister marshall attend order about wield preponderate referee prevail umpire attend to observe boss around boss about arbitrate take charge take in hand be in power rule over hold down call the tune in ride roughshod over walk all over crack the whip keep an eye on suppress address field hack own be on duty guard have navigate browbeat pressurize control strictly protect facilitate front tackle shepherd bulldoze conquer defend overshadow eclipse act overbear outshine honcho force yourself foist oneself thrust oneself police order around give orders to push about push around coach officer pressurise muscle in hold office wear the crown cope with see to lord it over gain control of lead the way superabound sit assume command of sort out have the upper hand over have upper hand play first fiddle keep in order lead by the nose do the honors have one's way pull the wires be in the chair at host introduce see call the shots of assume command over carry-on be accountable for commandeer be boss of wield baton survey outnumber corner the market counsel monitor manage people be chairperson dispose push edit serve emcee reign supreme have power over ply work have control over lord over aviate impel ride propel eye be at the controls of adjudicate take forward till minister to be chairman be chairwoman dictate terms control the content of be chief of call the shots on railroad exercise authority over take the reins of exercise power be the proprietor of keep up be foremost herd call upon engage in be responsible detract from fly bend to your will have the say shield safeguard hold dominion over have authority be in authority over have command over contend with grapple with control the affairs of function systematize point in the right direction put on the right track be pre-eminent over baby-sit lean on trailblaze beacon channel coxswain funnel contrive point methodize render be on duty at keep one's eye on occupy give orders throw your weight around impose one's will on try to control tell someone what to do throw one's weight about use strong-arm tactics on take control of be the editor of keep tabs on carry out official duties perform official duties systematise occupy throne exercise authority assume command hold dominion impinge interlope intrude trespass obtrude maintain order deal keep under control hold be at the controls serve the people wield the sceptre be queen be monarch be sovereign hold power occupy the throne be king sit on the throne have a handle on butt in crash break in gatecrash behave towards act towards conduct oneself towards take on bring into line overpower barge in horn in possess rule with a rod of iron keep a tight rein on intimidate pedal act the tin god subdue vanquish subordinate pacify carry impose oneself sport patrol fix grasp administer to approach attack have ascendancy over trample on have mastery over rule the roost in have the upper hand in have the whip hand over have under one's thumb be possessed of have at one's disposal keep watch on keep guard over keep the peace in keep the peace maintain law and order in make the rounds of

Verb

To understand, or try to understand, something
penetrate grasp understand comprehend discern fathom unravel apprehend decipher perceive solve resolve crack get interpret twig figure out make out work out make sense of puzzle out suss out get to the bottom tumble to cotton on to get to the bottom of latch on to make head or tail of become clear to see through soak in follow know decode catch appreciate recognize assimilate dig savvy cognize suss recognise see conceive register intuit sense seize absorb behold compass grok take in get the picture get the message get the drift of catch on to cotton to realize untangle gauge make measure read gage realise have piece together take on board get a fix on sound probe divine plumb disentangle digest sort out envisage accept pick up catch on get the hang of believe think imagine master estimate get the message about see the point of get the picture about have an aha moment measure the depth of get a handle on see into explain explore deduce elucidate distinguish note identify envision work settle clear up break answer clarify reveal unriddle unfold examine search scrutinize inspect investigate have a handle on get the point of keep up with wrap one's mind round click with be aware of see the light get one's head around get the drift get it have knowledge of get the idea of conceive of cotton on riddle out dope out disclose find an answer to get something straight fathom out delve search out ferret out scrutinise pinpoint pierce delve into catch the drift of think through sound out go into take soundings see what's what learn ascertain gather determine discover construe notice latch on find out get the idea get to know infer be cognizant of be conscious of pick up on get the point conclude observe figure tell become aware of become cognizant of latch onto take soak up suppose surmise glean conjecture imbibe find become conscious of reckon acknowledge fancy get your head round see daylight deem come to know be wise to establish decide feel acquire process translate integrate tumble get wise to assume judge presume suspect guess presuppose consider detect familiarize oneself with wise up drink in get into think out reason out absorb mentally dare say size up get wise sympathize with hear reason feature track derive wrap one's mind around be aware get a grip postulate apperceive hypothesize theorize make sense visualize visualise become aware esteem be with it get on to feel in one's bones anticipate regard analyze opine venture find the key to speculate cogitate catch the drift extract pin down analyse hypothesise theorise have a hunch make of make certain of suggest evaluate take to mean pick out take up glom on remember receive witness take something on board concede admit decrypt uncover grant unearth incorporate puzzle allow confess demystify ingest get one's mind around own tap into get the gist respect hit on ken take meaning take on identify with empathize with empathise with sympathise with relate to agree with define clinch be sure are aware of pin flash copy take account image vision rationalize explicate pick up what someone is putting down see the light about be au fait with be familiar with rumble be alert to accept the validity of acknowledge the validity of commiserate with be able to see admit the validity of cotton work something out find a solution to be aware of the fact that be conscious of the fact that become conscious of the fact that become aware of the fact that rationalise unscramble scent figure something out make intelligible be with you become conscious taste smell philosophise be sensitive to be alive to be certain have information be informed get vibrations hold credit evolve evoke develop educe break down throw light on stumble on have knowledge be conscious just know perceive the meaning of appraise philosophize weigh up sum up view adjudge expect assess ween know for certain confirm get through one's head have a funny feeling get the impression of get vibes have experience of get clued up about verify catch on to the fact take the hint understand what's what make heads or tails of feel in gut have a feeling piece out check feel certain be read be learned be versed be schooled get the impression have down pat diagnose peg fix make sure make certain shed light on straighten out double-check hazard approximate premise predict check out calculate foresee predicate prevision call daresay imply enlighten illuminate crystallize crystallise clear foreknow forefeel discriminate check up on pick guesstimate place get down pat get down cold look-see take for granted take a stab make a guess at be given to understand hazard a guess take a shot think likely be of the opinion make an estimate of jump to a conclusion go out on a limb take a shot at form an opinion of take a stab at cook up have a sneaking suspicion of dare-say dream up contrast difference secern differentialize make a distinction differentiate spot antithesise tell the difference set off discern a difference tell apart know what's what antithesize discrepate mark sight split hairs see a difference draw a distinction extrapolate draw collect ratiocinate deduct draw the inference come to the conclusion read into boil down add up be afraid draw a conclusion come to understand

Verb

Make or become more tender or loving
melt soften touch disarm mollify relax move forgive relent yield become lenient give in show mercy capitulate acquiesce backpedal unbend accede give way weaken budge surrender submit concede blink bow forbear quit succumb do a U-turn come round back down have mercy sympathise give quarter become merciful show pity fold slow sympathize comply knuckle under have pity be merciful allow admit agree to let go let happen die away cool it cave in lay back mellow out say uncle do an about-turn come around cry uncle give up lighten up give some slack change mind go along with go easy on let it happen ease up on take a softer line change your mind throw in the towel admit defeat defer cede concede defeat fall throw in the sponge lay down arms raise the white flag climb down buckle under show the white flag be beaten agree accept defeat be overcome wave the white flag bend assent relinquish crumble accept abandon go down go under be overwhelmed toss it in pack it in put up white flag give up the struggle consent grant suffer defeat be defeated retract collapse cave kowtow resign bow out deliver indulge lose buckle knuckle break be conquered abdicate yield to give way to lay down fall victim hand over pull out throw in your hand eat crow roll over give yourself up surrender to comply with cooperate with acquiesce in give in to come to terms concur with resign yourself retreat compromise change entrust consign leave forego adapt throw up one's hands chuck it in play dead eat humble pie throw up the sponge fall in line adhere waver hesitate vacillate conform eat your words proffer stop drop despair desist tender cease waive present forswear ease off ease up be overcome by be overwhelmed by heed observe truckle leave off hand in bail out cut out chicken out be conquered by be beaten by show white flag give oneself over fold up cry quits turn over turn in call it quits act in accordance with be servile be the loser come off second-best be bested by fail be submissive hoist the white flag bend the knee humble oneself give ground be trounced be vanquished lose out keel be converted come to grief default get the worst take a licking have the worst come up short be worsted fall short renege give away the store bow to backtrack suffer be humbled come a cropper drop a bundle be taken to cleaners meet one's Waterloo crash out be outdistanced take a beating agree with be persuaded approve endorse recognize permit okay undertake engage cop out go back on default on do an about-face back out break your word have second thoughts break promise fail to honour comprobate give the nod roll over and play dead concede to come round to give carte blanche cave in to consent to say yes acquiesce to enter into recognise be game for give your blessing give the green light back down to defer to assent to relent to give the go-ahead astipulate play ball be converted to be persuaded by be won over be won over by