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effect

noun

1 effect

A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon:
— The magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise.

synonyms: consequence, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot.

Roget 154: effect, consequence; aftergrowth, aftercome; derivative, derivation; result; resultant, resultance; upshot, issue, denouement; end ... show more

Roget 175: influence; importance etc. 642; weight, pressure, preponderance, prevalence, sway; predominance, predominancy; ascendency; dominance, reign; ... show more

Dutch: consequentie, effect, gevolg, uitkomst, uitvloeisel, uitwerking, voortvloeisel
Polish: implikacja, konsekwencja, następstwo, pokłosie



2 effect

An outward appearance:
— She retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting.

synonym: impression.

Dutch: impressie, indruk, uitbeelding, verbeelding

3 effect

An impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived).

Polish: efekt

4 effect

The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work.

synonyms: burden, core, essence, gist.

5 effect

of a law Having legal validity:
— The law is still in effect.

synonym: force.

Dutch: geweld, kracht, truc, macht, ingang

6 effect

A symptom caused by an illness or a drug.

verb

1 effect

Produce.

synonyms: effectuate, set up.

Roget 729: effect, effectuate; accomplish, achieve, compass, consummate, hammer out; bring to maturity, bring to perfection; perfect, complete; elaborate.    do, execute, ... show more

Dutch: bewerkstelligen

2 effect

Act so as to bring into existence.


Moby thesaurus: Z, abide by, accomplish, achieve, actualize, actually, adhere to, administer, affective meaning, aftereffect, aftermath, aim, ambition, amperage, angle, animus, apodosis, armipotence, artifact, ascendancy ... show more.

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