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
Related Words for effectedenforce, achieve, implement, realize, enact, secure, effectuate, conclude, actuate, buy, sell, render, perform, actualize, make, cause, begin, unzip, complete, invoke
Examples from the Web for effected
Contemporary Examples of effected
Social and cultural change, however desirable, should not be effected by the engines of national power.The Roots of the GOP’s Race Problem
May 22, 2014
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
And for all the faults of the league office, the sport has effected a revolution in how we find the sport.Why This Is Baseball’s Golden Age
Michael Brendan Dougherty
April 1, 2013
Historical Examples of effected
Judged by the discussions of to-day, what advance has in politics been effected?'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
Something, however, may be effected by the means which they have placed in my hands.
I am all impatience to hear how this astonishing change was effected.Lady Susan
Indeed there is no reason that an actual economy should not be effected.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
This was effected, and the ruinous city was in the hands of the French.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
- in fact; actually
- for all practical purposes
Word Origin for effect
late 14c., "a result," from Old French efet (13c., Modern French effet) "result, execution, completion, ending," from Latin effectus "accomplishment, performance," from past participle stem of efficere "work out, accomplish," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + facere "to do" (see factitious).
Meaning "impression produced on the beholder" is from 1736. Sense in stage effect, sound effect, etc. first recorded 1881. The verb is from 1580s. Related: Effecting; effection.
see in effect; into effect; take effect; to that effect.