consequence, import, moment(noun)
having important effects or influence
"decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment than security"; "that result is of no consequence"
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the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual
consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot(noun)
a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
"the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Effect is the strongest of these words; it is that which is directly produced by the action of an efficient cause; we say, "Every effect must have an adequate cause" (compare CAUSE). In regard to human actions, effect commonly relates to intention; as, the shot took effect, i. e., the effect intended. A consequence is that which follows an act naturally, but less directly than the effect. The motion of the piston is the effect, and the agitation of the water under the paddle-wheels a consequence of the expansion of steam in the cylinder. The result is, literally, the rebound of an act, depending on many elements; the issue is that which flows forth directly; we say the issue of a battle, the result of a campaign. A consequent commonly is that which follows simply in order of time, or by logical inference. The end is the actual outcome without determination of its relation to what has gone before; it is ordinarily viewed as either the necessary, natural, or logical outcome, any effect, consequence, or result being termed an end; as, the end of such a course must be ruin. The event (Latin e, out, and venio, come) is primarily exactly the same in meaning as outcome; but in use it is more nearly equivalent to upshot signifying the sum and substance of all effects, consequences, and results of a course of action. Compare ACCIDENT; CAUSE; CIRCUMSTANCE; END; EVENT.
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an outcome resulting from an action/decision taken or made.
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How to use consequence in a sentence?
You've had some misguided efforts to cushion the sell-off and that's ultimately led to the unintended consequence of making the situation worse.
If we're going to see positive economic growth perpetuate, it needs to come on the back of job growth and wage increases, if we did see some disruption as a consequence of the Fed raising interest rates, it would be welcome.
Even a very small dose, very small, [ is ] still very effective, the consequence could be years.
As for charity, it is a matter in which the immediate effect on the persons directly concerned, and the ultimate consequence to the general good, are apt to be at complete war with one another.
Everything is a consequence of Something. The element of coincidence doesn’t exist. We only think it exists because we cannot keep up with all processes that happen around us.
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- значение, извод, влиятелност, резултат, заключение, последица, важност, следствиеBulgarian
- conseqüènciaCatalan, Valencian
- následek, důsledekCzech
- Folge, KonsequenzGerman
- konsekvenco, sekvoEsperanto
- پی آمدPersian
- toradh, èifeachd, builScottish Gaelic
- okozat, következményHungarian
- consequentie, gevolgDutch
- resultado, consequênciaPortuguese
- следствие, последствиеRussian
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