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

Translation of effective in Spanish:


  • 1 (producing the desired result)
    the effective life of something
    la vida útil de algo
    Example sentences
    • A container deposit system is also effective in increasing environmental awareness.
    • This is not a pretty movie, although it is effective in what it intends to do.
    • The genre of the sports spectacle is particularly effective in producing such narratives.
  • 2 (striking)
    de mucho efecto
    de gran efecto
    as a speaker, she's extremely effective
    tiene grandes dotes de oradora
  • 3 (applicable) (predicative) the new law becomes effective as from December 15
    la nueva ley entrará en vigor or en vigencia a partir del 15 de diciembre
    Example sentences
    • The law is effective today and about 100,000 Ohioans are expected to apply for permits in the next six months.
    • The Act will then receive Royal Assent and become effective law three months later - hunting could be banned by early 2005.
    • The new rate increase was to be effective from Jan.1, meaning phone bills for January were set to be based on the new higher rate.
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