effectively

adverb ef·fec·tive·ly \ i-ˈfek-tiv-lē , e- , ē- , ə- \
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

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

  1. Try to communicate your ideas more effectively.

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First Known Use of effectively

1652


EFFECTIVELY Defined for English Language Learners

effectively

adverb

Definition of effectively for English Language Learners

  • : in a way that produces a desired result : in an effective manner

  • : in an indirect way



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