[ ih-fek-choo-eyt ]
/ ɪˈfɛk tʃuˌeɪt /
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verb (used with object), ef·fec·tu·at·ed, ef·fec·tu·at·ing.

to bring about; effect.



In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of effectuate

1570–80; <Medieval Latin effectuātus brought to pass (past participle of effectuāre), equivalent to Latin effectu-, stem of effectuseffect (see effect) + -ātus-ate1
ef·fec·tu·a·tion, nounun·ef·fec·tu·at·ed, adjective
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  • I wish that, by Mr. ——'s assistance, your purpose in behalf of the prisoners may be effectuated.

  • Undoubtedly he has such a right if it can be effectuated in the existing industrial organisation.

    Distributive Justice|John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • In the case of the labourer, this right of reasonable access can be effectuated only through a living wage.

    Distributive Justice|John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • It is, I know, the general impression that Mark Twain quite fully effectuated himself as a writer.

    The Ordeal of Mark Twain|Van Wyck Brooks

British Dictionary definitions for effectuate

/ (ɪˈfɛktjʊˌeɪt) /


(tr) to cause to happen; effect; accomplish
effectuation, noun
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