A note on this word indicates that it was an early word that held the same meaning as "affect", but many of these senses are rarely used even for "affect" any longer.
1. To affect, influence, incline, dispose, in any way.
2. To bring into any shape, to fashion, mould; to adapt or prepare to or for a purpose.
3. To fit out, array, dress.
4. To train (hawks, hounds, etc. to obedience); hence, to tame.
5. To reduce, subject, subdue.
6. To affect with disease.