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verb (used with object), ef·fec·tu·at·ed, ef·fec·tu·at·ing.
  1. to bring about; effect.
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Origin of effectuate

1570–80; < Medieval Latin effectuātus brought to pass (past participle of effectuāre), equivalent to Latin effectu-, stem of effectus effect (see effect) + -ātus -ate1
Related formsef·fec·tu·a·tion, nounun·ef·fec·tu·at·ed, adjective
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Related Words for effectuated

execute, accomplish, create, produce, generate, trigger, cause, make, achieve

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Historical Examples of 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

  • I wish that, by Mr. ——'s assistance, your purpose in behalf of the prisoners may be effectuated.

British Dictionary definitions for effectuated


  1. (tr) to cause to happen; effect; accomplish
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Derived Formseffectuation, noun
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Word Origin and History for effectuated



1570s, from French effectuer, from Latin effectus (see effect (n.)). Related: Effectuated; effectuating.

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