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effectuate

[ih-fek-choo-eyt]
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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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  • Is the infinite First Cause confined to one solely possible mode of effectuation?

    The Theistic Conception of the World

    B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker


British Dictionary definitions for effectuation

effectuate

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

effectuate

v.

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

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