Share this entry

effective
British English: /ɪˈfɛktɪv/
American English: /əˈfɛktɪv/

Translation of effective in French:

adjective

  • 1
    (deterrent, drug, protest, device, treatment)
    efficace (against contre) (in doing pour faire)
    it's more effective to replace the whole system
    il est plus efficace de remplacer tout le système
    I'm only 50% effective
    je ne suis efficace qu'à 50%
  • 2 (operational)
    (legislation, regulation)
    en vigueur
    to become effective the new rates will be effective from August 27
    les nouveaux taux entreront en vigueur à partir du 27 août
  • 3 (striking, impressive)
    (speech, contrast, demonstration)
    percutant
  • 4 (actual)
    (exchange rate, value, income) (Finance)
    réel/réelle
    (control)
    effectif/-ive
    they have lost effective power
    ils ont perdu le pouvoir réel

Definition of effective in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: