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To make someone feel a particular emotion or strong emotions

affect

verb

to have a strong effect on someone’s emotions

provoke

verb

to cause a reaction, especially an angry one

inspire

verb

to give people a particular feeling

invoke

verb

to make someone feel a particular emotion or see a particular image in their minds

awaken

verb

to make someone experience a feeling or emotion

rouse

verb

to produce an emotion or feeling in someone

have

verb

to make someone have a particular feeling or do something in a particular way

arouse

verb

to cause an emotion or attitude

touch

verb

to affect your emotions, especially so that you feel sad or sympathetic

ignite

verb

to start a particular feeling in someone

infobesity

the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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drive-by handshake

a brief handshake that is made without pausing or making eye contact, because you are upset or angry

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