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What does "Effect" mean?

Definition

(n.) Consequence intended; purpose; meaning; general intent; -- with to (n.) Execution; performance; realization; operation; as, the law goes into effect in May (n.) Goods; movables; personal estate; -- sometimes used to embrace real as well as personal property; as, the people escaped from the town with their effects (n.) Impression left on the mind; sensation produced (n.) 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 (n.) Manifestation; expression; sign (n.) Power to produce results; efficiency; force; importance; account; as, to speak with effect (n.) Reality; actual meaning; fact, as distinguished from mere appearance (n.) The purport; the sum and substance (v. t.) To bring to pass; to execute; to enforce; to achieve; to accomplish (v. t.) To produce, as a cause or agent; to cause to be


Synonyms issue, core, force, essence, gist, burden, set up, consequence, result, outcome, impression, carry out, upshot, bring about, effectuate


Example: "The law is still in effect" Example: "He just did it for effect" Example: "The effects of sleep loss" Example: "She retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting" Example: "The magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise" Example: "Effect a change"


Word Family effected, effecting, effects