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effectual

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adjective ef·fec·tu·al \i-ˈfek-chə(-wə)l, -chü(-ə)l; -ˈfeksh-wəl\

Simple Definition of effectual

  • : producing a desired result or effect

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of effectual

  1. :  producing or able to produce a desired effect

effectuality play \-ˌfek-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē, -chü-ˈa-\ noun
effectualness play \-ˈfek-chə(-wə)l-nəs, -chü(-ə)l-; -ˈfeksh-wəl-\ noun

Examples of effectual in a sentence

  1. <acting like a jerk has generally not been a terribly effectual dating strategy>



14th Century

First Known Use of effectual

14th century

Synonym Discussion of effectual

effective, effectual, efficient, efficacious mean producing or capable of producing a result. effective stresses the actual production of or the power to produce an effect <an effective rebuttal>. effectual suggests the accomplishment of a desired result especially as viewed after the fact <the measures to stop the pilfering proved effectual>. efficient suggests an acting or a potential for action or use in such a way as to avoid loss or waste of energy in effecting, producing, or functioning <an efficient small car>. efficacious suggests possession of a special quality or virtue that gives effective power <a detergent that is efficacious in removing grease>.

EFFECTUAL Defined for Kids

effectual

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adjective ef·fec·tu·al \i-ˈfek-chə-wəl\

Definition of effectual for Students

  1. :  producing or able to produce a desired effect <an effectual remedy>

effectually adverb




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