Synonyms of effect in English:



  • 1 the effect of these changes
    result, consequence, upshot, outcome, repercussions, ramifications; end result, conclusion, culmination, corollary, concomitant, aftermath; fruit(s), product, by-product, payoff; Medicinesequela
    [Antonyms] cause
  • 2 the effect of the drug
    impact, action, effectiveness, influence; power, potency, strength; success
    formal efficacy
  • 3 the new rules come into effect tomorrow
    force, operation, enforcement, implementation, effectiveness; validity, lawfulness, legality, legitimacy
  • 4 some words to that effect
    sense, meaning, theme, drift, import, intent, intention, tenor, significance, message; gist, essence, spirit
  • 5 (effects) the dead man's effects
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  • 1 they effected many changes
    achieve, accomplish, carry out, realize, manage, bring off, execute, conduct, engineer, perform, do, perpetrate, discharge, complete, consummate; cause, bring about, create, produce, make; provoke, occasion, generate, engender, actuate, initiate
    formal effectuate
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    in effect

    the battle had, in effect, already been wonreallyin realityin truthin factin actual facteffectivelyessentiallyin essencepracticallyto all intents and purposesall butas good asmore or lessalmostnearlyjust about informalpretty much literarywell-nighnigh on

    take effect

  • 1.1 these measures will take effect in May
    come into force, come into operation, become operative, begin, become valid, become law, apply, be applied
  • 2.1 the drug started to take effect
    work, act, be effective, produce results
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