Definitions for effect

Definitions for (noun) effect

Main entry: 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

Main entry: effect, force

Definition: (of a law) having legal validity

Usage: the law is still in effect

Main entry: effect

Definition: an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)

Usage: he just did it for effect

Main entry: core, effect, gist, essence, burden

Definition: the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

Main entry: 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

Main entry: effect

Definition: a symptom caused by an illness or a drug

Usage: the effects of sleep loss; the effect of the anesthetic

Definitions for (verb) effect

Main entry: set up, effect, effectuate

Definition: produce

Usage: The scientists set up a shock wave

Main entry: effect

Definition: act so as to bring into existence

Usage: effect a change

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