- to bring about; effect.
Origin of effectuate
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Examples from the Web for effectuate
And awareness is the first step in the process of building a critical mass to effectuate change on issues.Go Away, Coulter and Limbaugh; Hashtagging Is Better Than Snarking
May 14, 2014
What happens when they must and yet cannot effectuate such adaptation?Government in Republican China
Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
But how, when the morning came, should he proceed to effectuate his kind intentions?Ormond, Volume I (of 3)
Charles Brockden Brown
Trusting does not supersede watching; it does but complete and effectuate it.Kept for the Master's Use
Frances Ridley Havergal
If it were even to take pains to prevent their importation, it would not be able to effectuate it.
Yet they should beware of laying too much weight on the means and ordinances, as if they could effectuate the business.Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life
John Brown (of Wamphray)
- (tr) to cause to happen; effect; accomplish
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Word Origin and History for effectuate
1570s, from French effectuer, from Latin effectus (see effect (n.)). Related: Effectuated; effectuating.
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