Origin of effects
verb (used with object)
Origin of effect
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Contemporary Examples of effects
That makes it incredibly difficult to determine the effects of airstrikes, for example.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War
Nancy A. Youssef
January 7, 2015
“The Syrian war is having its effects here as well,” said Yehyavi, the Iranian consul general in Quetta.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan
December 29, 2014
We see the effects of a state that spends more money per capita on prisons than it does on education.Bobby Shmurda and Rap’s Ultimate Hoop Dream
December 23, 2014
Moreover, trucks, dust, and boomtown stress are the effects of any large-scale industrial activity.New York’s Conservative Fracking Ban
December 20, 2014
In war, he wrote, “everything is uncertain … all military action is intertwined with psychological forces and effects.”How Clausewitz Invented Modern War
James A. Warren
November 24, 2014
Historical Examples of effects
A modern example of the effects it is capable of is recorded by Tartini.
He is never downright intoxicated, and never free from the effects of liquor.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
Now, this is not the ordinary man's experience of passion and its effects.The Man Shakespeare
I knew she was overloaded, and was afraid of the effects of a gale.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
Miss Howe rallies her on the effects this intelligence must have upon her generosity.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
- in fact; actually
- for all practical purposes
Word Origin for effect
"goods, property," 1704, plural of effect (n.).
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.