verb (used with object)
- effective conjugate,
- effective current,
- effective dose
- 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
Examples from the Web for effecting
This is particularly true when such cops are focused on effecting an arrest.‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture|Michael Daly|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“AIDS is effecting the world, so I wanted to heighten the awareness that we are all in the same boat,” Mooney said.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother|Justin Jones|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The disorder is rare, effecting approximately 32 out of every 100,000 people over age 60.Transient Global Amnesia: What Total Memory Loss Is Like|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD|July 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
America has no serious options for effecting gradual reform in the kingdom.
But the overwhelming majority of the time the strategy worked, not just from one game to another but in effecting lasting change.
The intention is present of separating (or effecting a separation) from the injured spouse.Ifugao Law|R. F. Burton
He was the ablest statesman of the North in the days when the aristocracy of the South was just effecting its consolidation.
He looks a decent fellow, and would have a better chance of effecting his escape if he remained here till nightfall.Rule of the Monk|Giuseppe Garibaldi
He of all others is, in my opinion, the one most capable of effecting the settlement we are all so interested in.Cyrus W. Field; his Life and Work|Isabella Field Judson
He preferred to keep what he had and live upon it, effecting changes in the old way of barter.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama|Walter L. Fleming
- 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.