ef·​fec·​tive·​ly | \ i-ˈfek-tiv-lē How to pronounce effectively (audio) , e-, ē-, ə- \

Definition of effectively

1 : in an effective manner dealt with the problem effectively
2 : in effect : virtually by withholding further funds they effectively killed the project

Examples of effectively in a Sentence

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Recent Examples on the Web The stunningly limited use of Covid-19 therapeutics shines one of the clearest spotlights to date on the Bureau of Prison’s failure to effectively respond to the Covid-19 pandemic that has been ravishing its prisons. Nicholas Florko, STAT, 9 May 2022 Experts hope that studying people who have avoided infection may offer clues - perhaps hidden in their genes - that could prevent others from being infected or more effectively treat those who contract the virus. Katie Shepherd And Joe Heim, Anchorage Daily News, 9 May 2022 In 2017, Erdoğan held a constitutional referendum that resulted in the dissolution of the post of Prime Minister, effectively enshrining his control of the state. The New Yorker, 9 May 2022 In subsequent years, Dorsey became increasingly absent and would effectively outsource a growing number of decisions to Gadde, including those around content moderation, three of the people said. Washington Post, 9 May 2022 Ensure your videos are quality by knowing what needs to be communicated, creating a schedule to effectively convey the information, and emphasizing your brand’s distinct voice. John Hall, Forbes, 8 May 2022 The city's previous four chief executives were also all effectively Beijing appointees. Arkansas Online, 8 May 2022 Among that content was a vulnerability assessment detailing how opponents might effectively attack Vance in a campaign, though it has now been deleted. Fox News, 8 May 2022 The edict effectively barred any DGA members from working on the Georgia production. Anousha Sakouistaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of effectively

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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12 May 2022

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“Effectively.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/effectively. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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