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(general or positive) The result or consequence of an action or cause
“The effect of changes put in place by the company was a more streamlined system of operations.”
(negative) The result or consequence of an action or cause
“The effect of his gambling addiction was the loss of his entire life savings.”
An impression left on one's mind or a sensation produced
“The effect of Steve Jobs' words when addressing the graduates of Stanford was profound.”
(as in a rule, policy, or law) The state of being operative or enforceable
“My new rule that ice-cream will be prohibited from my diet will be in effect as of now.”
Possession of a similar meaning through paraphrasing
“While he was in a bus, Donald was secretly recorded as saying he was free to pet any cat he wanted, or words to that effect.”
(usually in plural from "effects") Personal belongings
“He glanced through the room before leaving, making sure that every personal effect of his had been packed away.”
To bring about or cause something to happen
“I am going to effect some changes in the way chores are allocated in this household.”
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