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
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How to use effect in a sentence
Data from states and counties that have so far required masks in public show that when these policies go into effect, cases and deaths decrease.When states mandate masks, fewer people catch COVID-19||November 20, 2020|Popular Science
The “extended benefits,” known as “EB,” took effect May 31 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.Feds cut extended unemployment benefits in Virginia as state’s economy improves|Laura Vozzella|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The effects of lifestyle change have even made it all the way down to our feet.The pandemic isn’t ending anytime soon. And our bodies are feeling the stress.|Petula Dvorak|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The relative recency of this marital trouble — and the adverse effects it had on Diana, whose bulimia figures prominently into “The Crown” — seems to make the season land with more force.As ‘The Crown’ tackles recent history with Princess Diana, the show hits a nerve|Sonia Rao|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Best makes the argument on evolutionary grounds, and it’s notable that it’s the exact same takeaway I got from muscle physiologist Keith Baar when I wrote about the interference effect.
Social and cultural change, however desirable, should not be effected by the engines of national power.
The enemy effected and exploited a breach on the left flank, rendering the friendly positions untenable.Rocker Lenny Kravitz’s Namesake Receives Medal of Honor|Michael Daly|March 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
These are employees already being effected by furlough brought under the sequester.How the Government Shutdown Hurts National Security|Josh Rogin|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And for all the faults of the league office, the sport has effected a revolution in how we find the sport.
“Reggie has spoken of you many times, monsieur,” said Fleurette, after the introduction had been effected.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
He warmly espoused the interests of his country, and many important measures were effected by his eloquence.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
We are literally correct in saying that a veritable revolution has already been effected—and the end is not yet.
Without the use of these actions most of the advances we are about to chronicle would not have been effected.
The plagued nation effected a revolution over its snuff-boxes in the happiest conceivable manner.
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.