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Princeton's WordNet

  1. efficaciously, effectivelyadverb

    in an effective manner

    "these are real problems that can be dealt with most effectively by rational discussion"

  2. effectively, in effectadverb

    in actuality or reality or fact

    "she is effectively his wife"; "in effect, they had no choice"


  1. effectivelyadverb

    In an efficient or effective manner; with powerful effect.

  2. effectivelyadverb

    Essentially; for all practical purposes.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Effectivelyadverb

    Powerfully; with real operation.

    Etymology: from effective.

    This effectively resists the devil, and suffers us to receive no hurt from him. Jeremy Taylor, Rule of living holy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Effectivelyadverb

    with effect; powerfully; completely; thoroughly

Editors Contribution

  1. effectivelyadverb

    With an effective manner.

    They created effectively as one intelligent being.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'effectively' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2109

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'effectively' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1914

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'effectively' in Adverbs Frequency: #167

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of effectively in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of effectively in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of effectively in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Sessions:

    Since the day he took office, President Trump has had no higher priority than the safety of each and every American, that is why today the Department of Justice is publishing for public comment a proposed rulemaking that would define ‘machine gun’ to include bump stock-type devices under federal law – effectively banning them.

  2. Michelle Bachelet:

    The human rights violations committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar amount to the worst atrocities, including crimes against humanity and possibly even genocide. With an almost complete lack of accountability -- indeed with ongoing violations -- returning Rohingya refugees to Myanmar at this point effectively means throwing them back into the cycle of human rights violations that this community has been suffering for decades, the history of the Rohingya in Myanmar is one filled with repeated episodes of violence, flight and return.

  3. Fox News:

    Here’s hoping the person who fills Meghan’s chair is willing and able to push back hard and effectively on the predictable narrative and drumbeat of that program - which is somehow more hard left than CNN, we need more speech in this country, not less, and echo chambers are proudly tedious.

  4. Jeremy Douglas for advice:

    In a sense the seizure confirmed what we and others had suspected and for the past few years : that pre-precursors are a playing a major role in the regional drug trade, organized crime are effectively working around controls on traditional precursors.

  5. Liberal Democrat:

    What we're doing is something that should be totally unsurprising, which is two political parties with very different views ... setting out their views about the future, that does not in any way undermine our ability to work effectively together in this coalition.

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