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Adjective
Having the power to produce a required effect
“Paracetamol is an effective medication for relieving pain.”
Adjective
Having a persuasive effect
“The speaker's words were highly effective in motivating the crowd to take action.”
Adjective
In effect at the specified time
“The ban on flammable liquids will be effective next Monday.”
Adjective
Existing as fact without formal acknowledgment
“It was an effective takeover of the organization by influential donors.”
Adjective
Describing someone who is highly useful or skilled at a particular task
“He was a highly effective programmer capable of coming up with complex algorithms.”
Adjective
Being in a healthy and functional state
“His faculties were still effective despite having endured multiple concussions during his sporting career.”
Noun
(military) A soldier fit for duty
“I was one effective out of 15,000 that had brought Beauregard's effective force up to 45,000 men.”
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