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Noun
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.”
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The impact or aftermath of an action or event
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“The effect of the crisis would be felt for years to come.”
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The ability to produce a desired effect or result
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“Current evidence on the effect of acupressure and acupuncture in treating pregnancy-induced nausea is inconclusive.”
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(as in a rule, policy, or law) The state of being operative or enforceable
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“My new rule that ice-cream will be prohibited from my diet will be in effect as of now.”
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Possession of a similar meaning through paraphrasing
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“While he was inside a bus, Donald was secretly recorded as saying he was free to pet any cat if he felt so inclined, or words to that effect.”
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(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.”
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The reason for which something or someone is used or suited for
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The general mood, character or attitude of something or someone
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A characteristic or manner of an interaction
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A visual appearance or feel
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Trick on the eyes
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Éclat or brilliance
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A particular manner or style of doing something
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An artificially created or enhanced sound, used to accompany the action of a dramatic production, such as a film, play or video game
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A quality of excitement and piquancy
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An action or intervention producing a particular effect
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Item, or items, that enhance a room's characteristics, or functionality
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Importance of significance attributed to something
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The ability to exercise influence
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The action of terminating something or the fact of being terminated
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An outward, and often deceptive, display or pretense
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A harsh or stinging effect or quality
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A relevance to, or impact on, something
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To bring about or cause something to happen
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“I am going to effect some changes in the way chores are allocated in this household.”
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To make a law
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To determine the future or the fate of something in advance
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To make a pledge or guarantee
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To choose to do
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To cause (someone) to agree with a belief or course of action
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(amount to) To add up to
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To cause someone to do something, usually against their inclinations
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