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effect

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1 a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause
  • Better health is always one of the effects of improved hygiene.
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matter of course

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2 the power to bring about a result on another
  • Friendship has a profound effect on our lives.
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3 effects plural transportable items that one owns
  • The family packed up its household effects and moved to Florida.
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effect

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to be the cause of (a situation, action, or state of mind)
  • classroom discussions designed to effect a change in racial attitudes
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bring forth, give rise to

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perform, execute, discharge, accomplish, achieve, effect, fulfill mean to carry out or into effect. perform implies action that follows established patterns or procedures or fulfills agreed-upon requirements and often connotes special skill.
    • performed gymnastics
execute stresses the carrying out of what exists in plan or in intent.
    • executed the hit-and-run
discharge implies execution and completion of appointed duties or tasks.
    • discharged his duties
accomplish stresses the successful completion of a process rather than the means of carrying it out.
    • accomplished everything they set out to do
achieve adds to accomplish the implication of conquered difficulties.
    • achieve greatness
effect adds to achieve an emphasis on the inherent force in the agent capable of surmounting obstacles.
    • effected sweeping reforms
fulfill implies a complete realization of ends or possibilities.
    • fulfilled their ambitions


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