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

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After watching it, Tati Westbrook and Jeffree Star have issued statements effectively ending the feud. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Tati Westbrook And Jeffree Star Are Both Bowing Out of the Drama, Following James Charles Video," 20 May 2019 Researchers note that these exercises still allow for relatively high force productions and strength benefits—while training the core more effectively than instability devices do. SELF, "How to Make Sure Instability Exercises Aren’t Working Against You," 17 May 2019 But [Arthur] was the architect of the advertising model used so effectively to push the drug. Norman Vanamee, Town & Country, "How Sackler Became the Most Toxic Name in Philanthropy," 16 May 2019 The idea was that a line of CDL tanks would go at the front of an attack, making everything behind them effectively invisible. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "The Long, Weird History of Strobe Weapons," 11 Feb. 2019 Staying hydrated, sleeping well, and filling up on veggies will stave off sickness much more effectively. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "The Real Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, According to a Nutritionist," 21 Nov. 2018 LaVine and Lauri Markkanen must play together more effectively. K.c. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Rising salary cap makes Zach LaVine deal more palatable for Bulls than it appears," 7 July 2018 Incorporating plyometrics into training can help an athlete improve their ability to safely and effectively perform explosive movements on demand. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "A Total-Body HIIT Workout You Can Do in Under 15 Minutes From Celebrity Trainer Jeanette Jenkins," 14 Mar. 2019 The advisers, before deploying, attended an academy at Fort Benning, Ga., that focuses on developing rapport with Afghan soldiers, communicating effectively through an interpreter and learning foreign languages. Dan Lamothe, Washington Post, "U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan was supporting the Army’s new adviser brigade," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of effectively

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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

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