consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshotnoun
a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
"the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
an outward appearance
"he made a good impression"; "I wanted to create an impression of success"; "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting"
an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)
"he just did it for effect"
effect, essence, burden, core, gistnoun
the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
(of a law) having legal validity
"the law is still in effect"
a symptom caused by an illness or a drug
"the effects of sleep loss"; "the effect of the anesthetic"
effect, effectuate, set upverb
"The scientists set up a shock wave"
act so as to bring into existence
"effect a change"
The result or outcome of a cause. See usage notes below.
The effect of the hurricane was a devastated landscape.
An illusion produced by technical means (as in "special effect")
The effect of flying was most convincing.
An alteration in sound after it has been produced by an instrument.
I use an echo effect here to make the sound more mysterious.
A device for producing an alteration in sound produced by an instrument.
I just bought a couple of great effects.
The state of being binding and enforceable, as in a rule, policy, or law.
The new law will come into effect on the first day of next year.
A scientific phenomenon, usually named after its discoverer.
Belongings, usually as personal effects.
To make or bring about; to implement.
The best way to effect change is to work with existing stakeholders.
Etymology: For noun: from effect (French: effet), from effectus, from efficio; see effect as a verb.
execution; performance; realization; operation; as, the law goes into effect in May
manifestation; expression; sign
in general: That which is produced by an agent or cause; the event which follows immediately from an antecedent, called the cause; result; consequence; outcome; fruit; as, the effect of luxury
impression left on the mind; sensation produced
power to produce results; efficiency; force; importance; account; as, to speak with effect
consequence intended; purpose; meaning; general intent; -- with to
the purport; the sum and substance
reality; actual meaning; fact, as distinguished from mere appearance
goods; movables; personal estate; -- sometimes used to embrace real as well as personal property; as, the people escaped from the town with their effects
to produce, as a cause or agent; to cause to be
to bring to pass; to execute; to enforce; to achieve; to accomplish
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ef-fekt′, n. the result of an action: impression produced: reality: the consequence intended: (pl.) goods: property.—v.t. to produce: to accomplish.—ns. Effec′ter, Effec′tor.—adjs. Effec′tible, that may be effected; Effec′tive, having power to effect: causing something: powerful: serviceable.—adv. Effec′tively.—n. Effec′tiveness.—adjs. Effect′less, without effect, useless; Effec′tual, successful in producing the desired effect: (Shak.) decisive.—n. Effectual′ity.—adv. Effec′tually.—v.t. Effec′tuate, to accomplish.—n. Effectua′tion.—Effectual calling (theol.), the invitation to come to Christ which the elect receive.—For effect, so as to make a telling impression; General effect, the effect produced by a picture, &c., as a whole; Give effect to, to accomplish, perform; In effect, in truth, really: substantially.—Leave no effects, to die without property to bequeath.—Take effect, to begin to operate: to come into force. [Fr.,—L. efficĕre, effectum, to accomplish—ex, out, facĕre, to make.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. The physical or behavioral state of a system that results from an action, a set of actions, or another effect. 2. The result, outcome, or consequence of an action. 3. A change to a condition, behavior, or degree of freedom.
The ability or power to create.
The effect was positive and easy therefore it was allowed.Submitted by MaryC on January 22, 2020
The feeling produced by a specific cause
The effect of the new Socialist Unity Government is amazing, the people are singing and dancing together with unity and gratitude in the streets all across the countrySubmitted by MaryC on April 8, 2021
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'effect' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #380
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'effect' in Written Corpus Frequency: #914
Rank popularity for the word 'effect' in Nouns Frequency: #64
Rank popularity for the word 'effect' in Verbs Frequency: #933
The numerical value of effect in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of effect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
I know that Liz Cheney is a proven, courageous, constitutional conservative, someone who has the education, the background and experience to fight effectively for Wyoming on a national stage, there have been and will continue to be concerted efforts to force true conservatives to sit down and shut up. Those efforts have never worked on me and I know that they will not work on and have no effect on Liz Cheney.
It’s called The Cynthia Effect, since I got in the race, Cuomo has moved left not only on marijuana, but climate change, teacher evaluations, restoring voting rights and banning plastic bags.
This is a big-enough move (in the oil price) that will have a knock-on effect on everything.
The new smartphone effect will likely fizzle out in the fourth quarter, as people don't find Samsung's new Note model, which came out several months ago, very attractive anymore, that will result in a drop in shipments and eventually less profit.
His visit had a double effect: on the one hand it is showing a side of Saudi Arabia that has never before been seen in the West... on the other hand he is leveraging his age in a positive way.
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Translations for effect
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- нәтижә, һөҙөмтәBashkir
- ефект, следствие, осъществявам, резултат, извършвамBulgarian
- efecteCatalan, Valencian
- účinek, efektCzech
- Effekt, Auswirkung, Wirkung, bewirkenGerman
- πραγματοποίηση, εφφέ, ισχύς, αποτέλεσμα, φαινόμενο, εκτελώ, επίδραση, αποτελώ, φέρνω αποτέλεσμαGreek
- efectuar, efectos especiales, efecto, efectos, vigencia, vigorSpanish
- vaikutus, efekti, seuraus, voimassaolo, saada aikaan, ilmiö, tavarat, omaisuusFinnish
- effet, effectuer, effetsFrench
- èifeachd, toradh, builScottish Gaelic
- 達成する, 結果, 作用, エフェクター, 影響, 発効, 音響効果, 効果Japanese
- 効果, 결과, 結果, 효과, 효력Korean
- iedarbe, efekts, iedarbībaLatvian
- kawekawenga, rara, pāngaMāori
- kesan, efekMalay
- bewerkstelligen, effectDutch
- effekt, forårsakeNorwegian
- rezultat, efektPolish
- efeito sonoro, efectivar, efeito, efectuar, efeitos especiaisPortuguese
- эффект, влияние, воздействие, результатRussian
- efekt, dojam, ishod, učinak, rezultatSerbo-Croatian
- utverka, sätta i verket, effekt, verkställa, resultat, effektuera, sätta igångSwedish
- etki, sonuç, yürürlük, efektTurkish
- hiệu ứngVietnamese
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