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effect

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of effect

  1. 1 a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause better health is always one of the effects of improved hygiene Synonyms of effect aftereffect, aftermath, backwash, child, conclusion, consequence, corollary, development, fate, fruit, issue, outcome, outgrowth, precipitate, product, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshot Words Related to effect ramification; denouement (also dénouement), echo, implication, repercussion; afterclap, afterglow, aftershock; blowback, by-product, fallout, offshoot, ripple, side effect (also side reaction), spin-off Phrases matter of course Near Antonyms of effect consideration, determinant, factor; base, basis, foundation, ground, groundwork; impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, stimulus; mother, origin, root, source, spring Antonyms of effect antecedent, causation, cause, occasion, reason

  2. 2 the power to bring about a result on another religion has a profound effect on our lives Synonyms of effect impact, influence, mark, repercussion, sway Words Related to effect authority, clout, prestige, pull, weight; command, domination, dominion, mastery; consequence, importance, significance; sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy Near Antonyms of effect helplessness, impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness

  3. 3 effects pl  transportable items that one owns the family packed up its household effects and moved to Florida Synonyms of effect belongings, chattels, duds, effects, gear, goods, holdings, movables (or moveables), paraphernalia, personal effects, personal property, personalty, plunder [chiefly dialect], stuff, thingsWords Related to effect treasures, valuables; appointments, fixtures, furnishings; estate, property, tangibles; collateralNear Antonyms of effect immovables, real estate


effect

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of effect

  1. to be the cause of (a situation, action, or state of mind) classroom discussions designed to effect a change in racial attitudes Synonyms of effect beget, breed, bring, bring about, bring on, catalyze, cause, create, do, draw on, effectuate, engender, generate, induce, invoke, make, occasion, produce, prompt, result (in), spawn, translate (into), work, yield Words Related to effect conduce (to), contribute (to); decide, determine; begin, establish, father, found, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, institute, introduce, launch, pioneer, set, set up, start; advance, cultivate, develop, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote; enact, render, turn out Phrases bring forth, give rise to Near Antonyms of effect impede, limit, restrict; clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, dampen, put down, quash, quell, repress, smother, squash, squelch, stifle, subdue, suppress; arrest, check, control, curb, inhibit, rein (in), restrain, retard; can [slang], kill, snuff (out), still; abolish, demolish, destroy, extinguish, liquidate, quench

Synonym Discussion of effect

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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