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Adjective
Having the power to produce a required effect
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“Paracetamol is an effective medication for relieving pain.”
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Having a persuasive effect
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“The speaker's words were highly effective in motivating the crowd to take action.”
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In effect at the specified time
“The ban on flammable liquids will be effective next Monday.”
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Existing as fact without formal acknowledgment
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“It was an effective takeover of the organization by influential donors.”
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Describing someone who is highly useful or skilled at a particular task
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“He was a highly effective programmer capable of coming up with complex algorithms.”
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Being in a healthy and functional state
“His faculties were still effective despite having endured multiple concussions during his sporting career.”
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(of a system) Capable of maximizing productivity at no expense of extra resources
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Beneficial or being of advantage in a given circumstance
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Having achieved a goal or set of goals
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Firm, strong, or substantial
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Denotes a constructive or productive feeling
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Vigorous and energetic
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Incapable of going wrong or being misused
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Grand and impressive in appearance
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Useful or advantageous for a particular purpose
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Having a precise arrangement
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Based on, or displaying, common sense
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Vigorously keen or severe in expression or style
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Bright, colourful, and showy
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Almost or nearly as described, but not completely or according to strict definition
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Giving good value or return in relation to the money, time, or effort expended
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Representing the primary, or most important, aspect of something
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Being generally the case after all factors have been taken into account
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Concise and meaningful
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Certain to happen
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Striking in appearance or effect
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Legally binding due to having been executed in compliance with the law
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(of a question or subject) Being of current or continuing interest and importance
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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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