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Pronunciation: /ɪˈfekt/

Translation of effect in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (consequence) efecto (masculine) to have the desired effect producir* el efecto deseado to take effect surtir efecto did the treatment have any effect? ¿surtió efecto el tratamiento? she's still feeling the effects of her illness todavía se resiente de su enfermedad the effects of the recession los efectos or las consecuencias de la recesión it has had a disastrous effect on exports ha tenido nefastas consecuencias para las exportaciones the warnings had no effect on him at all las advertencias no hicieron mella en él this will have an effect on prices esto afectará (a) los precios it had the effect of increasing output tuvo como resultado un aumento de la producción to be of little/no effect [formal] dar* poco/no dar* resultado I spoke to her repeatedly about it but to no useful effect le hablé repetidas veces del tema pero sin ningún resultado or sin conseguir nada
    Example sentences
    • The result has a direct effect on the finished product, which is read by the public.
    • Central to that argument was that cannabis had a different effect from hard drugs such as cocaine or heroin.
    • There are most likely two factors - apart from voter apathy - which have a significant effect on the poll results.
    1.2in effect de hecho, realmente 1.3 (phenomenon) efecto (masculine) the Doppler effect el efecto de Doppler
    Example sentences
    • Heinrich Hertz discovered the photoelectric effect, so called because it was caused by light rays, in 1887.
    • Atomic beams can act like light waves and exhibit all of the classic wave effects, like interference and refraction.
    • The energies are just right inside stars, thanks to an unusual quantum effect known as a resonance.
  • 2 (impression) impresión (feminine) the overall effect is one of absolute chaos la impresión general es de un caos total she wore red to great effect causó sensación vestida de rojo he only did it for effect lo hizo solo para llamar la atención
    Example sentences
    • All very understandable, but the effect on the impressionable minds of our intellectual class has been deleterious.
    • He pointed out that material of that sort could have an effect on impressionable minds.
    • Another marine did his best to sneer and look down his nose, though the effect was hardly impressing.
  • 3 (applicability, operation) to remain in effect permanecer* vigente or en vigor or en vigencia to come into effect, to take effect entrar en vigor or en vigencia with effect from June 15, it will be compulsory a partir del 15 de junio será obligatorio I wish to cancel my subscription with immediate effect quiero cancelar mi suscripción con efecto inmediato to give effect to sth [formal] hacer* efectivo algo to put sth into effect poner* en práctica algo
  • 4 (meaning) a statement was issued to the effect that the talks had broken down [formal] se hizo público un comunicado en el que se daba a conocer la ruptura de las negociaciones he disagreed and wrote me a letter to that effect [formal] no estaba de acuerdo y me escribió para manifestármelo he said it wasn't true, or words to that effect dijo que no era verdad o algo de ese tenor
  • 5
    (effects plural)
    (special effects)
    [Cinema/Cine] [Television/Televisión] efectos (masculine plural) especiales
    5.2 (belongings) [formal] efectos (masculine plural) [formal] personal effects efectos personales
    Example sentences
    • Then, after that, we had to bring all of her clothes and personal effects out of storage.
    • Packing up his personal effects and bringing them home was the most upsetting thing I've ever had to do.
    • There, he discovers boxes of personal effects, including the pulp literature of his youth.
    Example sentences
    • There are some great moments in this film featuring multiple directional effects and surround sounds.
    • Those technicians would endeavour to provide the particular sound or lighting effects instructed by the promoter.
    • Several reviews have not been kind to the film's effects, particularly the creatures summoned by the game.

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