verb (used with object)
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Idioms for effect
- to go into operation; begin to function.
- to produce a result: The prescribed medicine failed to take effect.
Origin of effect
synonym study for effect
words often confused with effect
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Example sentences from the Web for effect
But they say its effect on the regular daily operation of organized crime has been negligible.
So now the company is asking the FCC to, in effect, reverse itself.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security|Kyle Chayka|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A revised version of the law goes into effect on January 1st, 2015.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Lady Ellen was the first person who saw the real me,” said Roome about the effect Weirich has had on her life.
The correspondent does a stand-up next to a burning pile of heroin and gets a taste of its effect.
I expected a blow for that, and tried to look as though I did not, being extremely anxious to return it with effect.Some Persons Unknown|E. W. Hornung
We call cause that which generally precedes a certain manifestation, and effect that which generally follows it.The Positive Outcome of Philosophy|Joseph Dietzgen
The deputy postmaster general took a serious view of the effect of the proposed relinquishment of the inland postage.The History of the Post Office in British North America|William Smith
This was Madame Malibran, under the effect of my father's performance of the Gamester, which she had just witnessed.Records of a Girlhood|Frances Ann Kemble
Cause is simply everything without which the effect would not result, and with which it must result.A Few Words About the Devil|Charles Bradlaugh
British Dictionary definitions for effect
- in fact; actually
- for all practical purposes
Derived forms of effecteffecter, nouneffectible, adjective
Word Origin for effect
Medical definitions for effect
Other words from effectef•fect′i•ble adj.
Idioms and Phrases with effect
see in effect; into effect; take effect; to that effect.