verb (used with object)
- for practical purposes; virtually: His silence was in effect a confirmation of the rumor.
- essentially; basically.
- operating or functioning; in force: The plan is now in effect.
- to go into operation; begin to function.
- to produce a result: The prescribed medicine failed to take effect.
Origin of effect
SYNONYMS FOR effect
Examples from the Web for effected
Social and cultural change, however desirable, should not be effected by the engines of national power.
These two maladies that he makes fun of, millions of people, millions of people are effected by these diseases.Reid: Gates ‘Unethically’ Gossiped and Published Memoir to ‘Make Money’|John L. Smith|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And for all the faults of the league office, the sport has effected a revolution in how we find the sport.
The enlargement of the judicial power of the department was to be effected by a different process.
No one has done more than Milton to justify this praise, or to make manifest what may be effected by this marriage of words.English Past and Present|Richard Chevenix Trench
As soon as the landing was effected Buster waddled clumsily ashore.Motor Boat Boys Down the Danube|Louis Arundel
Of that mystery, of that local circumscription—in what sense it was effected, in what sense not effected, we know nothing.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
Extensive triangle chains, suitable for latitude-degree measurements, have also been effected in Japan and Australia.
British Dictionary definitions for effected
- in fact; actually
- for all practical purposes
Derived Formseffecter, nouneffectible, adjective
Word Origin for effect
Medicine definitions for effected
Related formsef•fect′i•ble adj.
Idioms and Phrases with effected
see in effect; into effect; take effect; to that effect.