effectuate

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verb ef·fec·tu·ate \i-ˈfek-chə-ˌwāt, -chü-ˌāt\

Definition of effectuate

effectuated

;

effectuating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  effect 2

effectuation

play \i-ˌfek-chə-ˈwā-shən, -chü-ˈā-\ noun

Examples of effectuate in a Sentence

  1. the hope that the greater social interaction between native residents and the immigrants will effectuate greater understanding and harmony

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First Known Use of effectuate

circa 1586



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