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Definitions of effect

  1. To produce, as a cause or agent; to cause to be. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To bring to pass; to execute; to enforce; to achieve; to accomplish. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To produce as a cause, consequence, or result; accomplish; bring about. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To accomplish; bring to pass. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To cause; product; achieve; accomplish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. cause to happen or occur; "The scientists set up a shockwave" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. act so as to bring about; "effect a change" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To produce; to cause to be; to accomplish or achieve. For effect, for the purpose of heightening or exaggerating. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To produce; to bring to pass; to accomplish. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Movable goods. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived); "he just did it for effect" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a symptom caused by an illness or a drug; "the effects of sleep loss"; "the effect of the anesthetic" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. produce; "The scientists set up a shockwave" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. act so as to bring into existence; "effect a change" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. Execution; performance; realization; operation; as, the law goes into effect in May. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Manifestation; expression; sign. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Impression left on the mind; sensation produced. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Power to produce results; efficiency; force; importance; account; as, to speak with effect. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. The purport; the sum and substance. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Reality; actual meaning; fact, as distinguished from mere appearance. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Consequence intended; purpose; meaning; general intent; - with to. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Goods; movables; personal estate; - sometimes used to embrace real as well as personal property; as, the people escaped from the town with their effects. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Result; purpose; impression. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. That which is produced by an operating agent or cause: the result or consequence of the application of a cause or of the action of an agent on some subject: consequence: result: as, the effect of luxury, of intemperance, of cold, etc.: he spoke with great effect: the effect of this war was the breaking up of the kingdom. "Effect is the substance produced, or simple idea introduced into any subject by the exerting of power."-Locke. Power to-produce consequences or results: force: validity: importance: account: as, the obligation is void and of no effect. "Christ is become of no effect to you."-Gal. v. 4. Purport: tenor: import or general intent: as, he made the purchase for his friend, and immediately wrote him to that effect: his speech was to the effect that, etc.: completion: perfection. "Not so worthily to be brought to heroical effect by fortune or necessity."-Sir P. Sidney. Reality: not mere appearance: fact: substance. "No other in effect than what it seems."-Denham. "To say of a celebrated piece that there are faults in it, is, in effect, to say the author is a man."-Addison. The impression produced on the mind, as by natural scenery, a picture, musical composition, or other work or art, by the object as a whole, before its details are examined: the ensemble or general result of all the qualities of a work of art. "The effect was heightened by the wild and lonely nature of the place."-W. Irving. (pl.) Goods: movables: personal estate: as, the people escaped from the iown with their effects. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Something done; result; operation; impression. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Aresult; product; consequence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. The substance of a statement; gist. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Fact or reality; following in. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. That which is produced by an agent or cause; consequence; intent; advantage; force or validity; completion; reality; fact; general impression; goods; movables; personal estate; truthful imitation, heightened and made more impressive chiefly by the artifices of light, shade, and colour; that impression which a composition makes on the car and mind, in performance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. Result or consequence of a cause or agent; consequence; result; impression produced by certain combinations, as in a picture. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for effect

  1. It remained to be seen what the effect would be upon us. – Byeways in Palestine by James Finn
  2. There can be no effect without a cause. – Elsie's Womanhood by Martha Finley
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