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Synonyms for effect

Synonyms for (noun) effect

Synonyms: effect, impression Definition: an outward appearance Usage: he made a good impression; I wanted to create an impression of success; she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting

Similar words: visual aspect, appearance Definition: outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

Synonyms: effect, force Definition: (of a law) having legal validity Usage: the law is still in effect

Similar words: validity, validness Definition: the quality of having legal force or effectiveness

Synonyms: effect Definition: an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived) Usage: he just did it for effect

Similar words: feeling, opinion, notion, belief, impression Definition: a vague idea in which some confidence is placed Usage: his impression of her was favorable; what are your feelings about the crisis?; it strengthened my belief in his sincerity; I had a feeling that she was lying

Synonyms: core, effect, gist, essence, burden Definition: the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

Similar words: significance, signification, meaning, import Definition: the message that is intended or expressed or signified Usage: what is the meaning of this sentence; the significance of a red traffic light; the signification of Chinese characters; the import of his announcement was ambiguous

Synonyms: effect, consequence, event, issue, result, outcome, upshot Definition: a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon Usage: the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise; his decision had depressing consequences for business; he acted very wise after the event

Similar words: phenomenon Definition: any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning

Synonyms: effect Definition: a symptom caused by an illness or a drug Usage: the effects of sleep loss; the effect of the anesthetic

Similar words: symptom Definition: (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

Synonyms for (verb) effect

Synonyms: set up, effect, effectuate Definition: produce Usage: The scientists set up a shock wave

Similar words: cause, do, make Definition: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally Usage: cause a commotion; make a stir; cause an accident

Synonyms: effect Definition: act so as to bring into existence Usage: effect a change

Similar words: move, act Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action) Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel