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Line breaks: ef|fec¦tu|ate
Pronunciation: /ɪˈfɛktʃʊeɪt
, -tjʊ-/

Definition of effectuate in English:


[with object] formal
Put into force or operation: school choice would effectuate a transfer of power from government to individuals
More example sentences
  • For its part, Congress authorized the use of force to effectuate the Security Council resolutions against Iraq.
  • With tactics such as definition, cultural persuaders create knowledge and effectuate control over that which they describe.
  • Other reporting from the field indicates the use of a combined-arms offensive - employing ground maneuver forces, artillery and aircraft - to effectuate the assault on Samarra.


late 16th century: from medieval Latin effectuat- 'caused to happen', from the verb effectuare, from Latin effectus (see effect).



Pronunciation: /-ˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Now that is, of course, in consequence of the effectuation or performance of the contract not, of course, the agreement itself.
  • She is strongly concerned that a delay in ratification could further lower momentum for the effectuation.
  • The reason why consideration was found was because what was being put into effect was the effectuation of, in effect, a court-approved scheme of arrangement.


noun rare

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