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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.


  1. effectively

    Effectiveness is the capability of producing a desired result or the ability to produce desired output. When something is deemed effective, it means it has an intended or expected outcome, or produces a deep, vivid impression.


  1. effectively

    Effectively means producing a result that is wanted or intended, done in a manner that achieves a desired outcome successfully or efficiently. It implies accomplishing something in the best possible way, with minimal waste of time and effort.

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. Janet Yellen:

    We also expect them to take steps to more effectively mobilize private capital so that developing countries can increasingly benefit from private sector pledges to support climate-aligned and sustainable investments.

  2. Eric Adams:

    We’re going to follow the science. The science will ensure that we can effectively deal with this COVID surge.

  3. Sean Patrick Maloney:

    We spent a bunch of time understanding how to respond more effectively, knowing that they’re going to do it again.

  4. Reginald Ellis:

    What I find, even at a historically Black college, the vast majority of students have not really been exposed to much African American history and experience, it is a law on the books. There is a task force. But, for the most part, it clearly isn’t a curriculum that is being enforced. School districts effectively have the option to opt-in or opt-out.

  5. Von Ehlinger:

    After careful deliberation and prayer, I have determined that I will not be able to effectively represent my constituents in the Idaho House of Representatives and have decided to resign my seat, effective immediately, i maintain my innocence of any wrongdoing of which I have been accused in this matter, let alone any violation of any law, rule or policy of the state of Idaho or this body.

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