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  Definition of effect
  1. 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"
  2. (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect"
  3. an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived); "he just did it for effect"
  4. the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  5. 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"
  6. a symptom caused by an illness or a drug; "the effects of sleep loss"; "the effect of the anesthetic"
  7. produce; "The scientists set up a shockwave"
  8. act so as to bring into existence; "effect a change"
Similar Words: impression, force, essence, burden, core, gist, consequence, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot, effectuate, bring about, set up

 

Hyponyms: figure, mark, tout ensemble, sound effect, special effect, offspring, materialization, materialisation, aftereffect, aftermath, wake, backwash, bandwagon effect, brisance, butterfly effect, by-product, byproduct, change, coattails effect, Coriolis effect, dent, domino effect, harvest, impact, wallop, influence, knock-on effect, outgrowth, branch, offshoot, offset, product, placebo effect, position effect, repercussion, reverberation, response, side effect, fallout, spillover, bummer, carry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfil, draw, get, precipitate, induce, stimulate, rush, hasten, serve, bring to bear, carry, backdate

 

Derivational Morphology: effectuate, bring about, set up, eventuate, leave, result, lead, ensue, consequence, outcome, event, issue, upshot, implementation, effectuation, effecter, effector

 

 
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