verb (used with object), ef·fec·tu·at·ed, ef·fec·tu·at·ing.
Origin of effectuate
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|Dean Obeidallah|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From that moment to this, he has been industriously engaged to endeavor to effectuate the purposes of Congress.
But how, when the morning came, should he proceed to effectuate his kind intentions?Ormond, Volume I (of 3)|Charles Brockden Brown
If it were even to take pains to prevent their importation, it would not be able to effectuate it.
Also a committee of three to report such measures as shall be deemed best calculated to effectuate the objects of the charter.Fifty Years In The Northwest|William Henry Carman Folsom
As he hath procured, so he sendeth the Spirit to effectuate this, and to work this washing and sanctification in us.Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life|John Brown (of Wamphray)
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Word Origin and History for effectuate
1570s, from French effectuer, from Latin effectus (see effect (n.)). Related: Effectuated; effectuating.