effectuate

verb ef·fec·tu·ate \ i-ˈfek-chə-ˌwāt , -chü-ˌāt \
|Updated on: 21 Jul 2018

Definition of effectuate

effectuated; effectuating; effectuates
formal : to cause or bring about (something) : to put (something) into effect or operation : effect 2
  • … the insured or depositor relies on the insurer or bank to effectuate his wishes …
  • —William M. McGovern, Jr. et al
  • … emphasizing the importance of institutions in effectuating good works …
  • —Aaron Wildavsky

effectuation

play \i-ˌfek-chə-ˈwā-shən, -chü-ˈā-\ noun
    • The defendant may waive effectuation of these rights, provided the waiver is made voluntarily, knowingly and intelligently.
    • —Irving R. Kaufman

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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