[v] have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
[v] press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
[v] be about; have to do with; be relevant to; refer, pertain, or relate to; "What's this novel all about?"; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"
[v] keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
affect, bear upon, carry on, come to, concern, continue, impact, pertain, preserve, push, refer, relate, touch, touch, touch on, touch on, uphold