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Synonyms for effect
ɪˈfɛktef·fect

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. effectnoun

    An act is strictly and originally something accomplished by an exercise of power, in which sense it is synonymous with deed or effect. Action is a doing. Act is therefore single, individual, momentary; action a complex of acts, or a process, state, or habit of exerting power. We say a virtuous act, but rather a virtuous course of action. We speak of the action of an acid upon a metal, not of its act. Act is used, also, for the simple exertion of power; as, an act of will. In this sense an act does not necessarily imply an external effect, while an action does. Morally, the act of murder is in the determination to kill; legally, the act is not complete without the striking of the fatal blow. Act and deed are both used for the thing done, but act refers to the power put forth, deed to the result accomplished; as, a voluntary act, a bad deed. In connection with other words act is more usually qualified by the use of another noun, action by an adjective preceding; we may say a kind act, though oftener an act of kindness, but only a kind action, not an action of kindness. As between act and deed, deed is commonly used of great, notable, and impressive acts, as are achievement, exploit, and feat.

    Festus: We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths.

    Bailey Festus, A Country Town, sc. 7.

    A feat exhibits strength, skill, personal power, whether mental or physical, especially the latter; as, a feat of arms, a feat of memory. An exploit is a conspicuous or glorious deed, involving valor or heroism, usually combined with strength, skill, loftiness of thought, and readiness of resource; an achievement is the doing of something great and noteworthy; an exploit is brilliant, but its effect may be transient; an achievement is solid, and its effect enduring. Act and action are both in contrast to all that is merely passive and receptive. The intensest action is easier than passive endurance.

    Synonyms:
    accomplishment, achievement, act, action, consummation, deed, doing, execution, exercise, exertion, exploit, feat, motion, movement, operation, performance, proceeding, transaction, work

    Antonyms:
    cessation, deliberation, endurance, immobility, inaction, inactivity, inertia, passion (In philosophic sense), quiescence, quiet, repose, rest, suffering, suspension

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. effect

    Synonyms:
    produce, cause, complete, achieve, accomplish, fulfil, realize, execute, consummate

    Antonyms:
    prevent, obviate, frustrate, mar

  2. effectnoun

    Synonyms:
    result, consequence, issue, pi, goods, chattels, property, movables, commodities

    Antonyms:
    origin, cause

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  1. consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshotnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    aftermath, progeny, resolution, issuing, case, government issue, military issue, return, takings, burden, resultant, payoff, consequence, core, take, publication, answer, impression, resultant role, event, upshot, subject, topic, solvent, offspring, egress, gist, outlet, termination, exit, number, essence, yield, moment, emergence, outcome, way out, proceeds, issue, force, solution, final result, import, matter, result, issuance

  2. impression, effectnoun

    an outward appearance

    "he made a good impression"; "I wanted to create an impression of success"; "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting"

    Synonyms:
    consequence, impression, event, mental picture, core, force, imprint, feeling, result, burden, opinion, notion, depression, essence, outcome, printing, gist, stamp, upshot, issue, picture, belief

  3. effectnoun

    an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)

    "he just did it for effect"

    Synonyms:
    issue, consequence, result, event, burden, essence, upshot, core, gist, outcome, impression, force

  4. effect, essence, burden, core, gistnoun

    the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

    Synonyms:
    substance, loading, perfume, meat, centre, burden, center, consequence, core, marrow, load, sum, impression, event, heart and soul, core group, upshot, nub, kernel, nitty-gritty, gist, inwardness, pith, heart, nucleus, onus, essence, magnetic core, outcome, encumbrance, issue, force, incumbrance, result

  5. effect, forcenoun

    (of a law) having legal validity

    "the law is still in effect"

    Synonyms:
    power, consequence, military unit, event, military group, core, force, force out, military force, force play, strength, gist, violence, result, burden, essence, outcome, force-out, upshot, personnel, forcefulness, issue, impression

  6. effectverb

    a symptom caused by an illness or a drug

    "the effects of sleep loss"; "the effect of the anesthetic"

    Synonyms:
    issue, consequence, result, event, burden, essence, upshot, core, gist, outcome, impression, force

  7. effect, effectuate, set upverb

    produce

    "The scientists set up a shock wave"

    Synonyms:
    tack together, ensnare, assemble, put, put up, found, install, effectuate, put together, arrange, frame, set up, lay out, tack, instal, launch, put in, gear up, order, ready, entrap, rear, set, fix, pitch, piece, rig, establish, erect, raise, prepare

  8. effectverb

    act so as to bring into existence

    "effect a change"

    Synonyms:
    set up, effectuate

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. effectnoun

    Synonyms:
    consequence, result, issue, event

  2. effectnoun

    Synonyms:
    force, validity, weight, power, efficiency

  3. effectnoun

    Synonyms:
    purport, import, drift, tenor, meaning, general intent

  4. effectnoun

    Synonyms:
    fact, reality, truth

  5. effectnoun

    Synonyms:
    impression (on the organs of sense)

  6. effectverb

    Synonyms:
    cause, produce, create

  7. effectverb

    Synonyms:
    accomplish, achieve, execute, perform, do, consummate, realize, carry, compass, effectuate, bring about, bring to pass, carry out, work out

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. effectnoun

    Synonyms:
    result, outcome, consequence, issue, validity, force, weight, execution, performance, realization, meaning, tenor, purport, intent, ensemble

  2. effectverb

    Synonyms:
    effectuate, accomplish, realize, achieve, consummate, compass

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How to use effect in a sentence?

  1. Greg Shaheen:

    I could see there potentially being perhaps a multiplying effect that the later rounds have greater weight, the bottom line is we have more than 64 teams because the big five conferences did not want to give up one single at-large.

  2. The Palestinians:

    Time and again the old and new normalizers remind us Israelis that the Abraham Accords... are not immune to the effect of violence between Israelis and Palestinians, this was a message conveyed behind closed doors -- and made public -- in the Negev.

  3. Joe Biden:

    When it comes to sanctions, the purpose of those sanctions is to deter Russian aggression, so if they're triggered now, you lose the deterrent effect. All of the things that we're doing, including building up in a united way with Europe, massive consequences for Russia, is designed to factor into President( Vladimir) Putin's calculus and to deter and dissuade them from taking aggressive action, even as we pursue diplomacy at the same time.

  4. Florian Wagner:

    For us, it's a perfect situation, this year is the first year when really everybody on this planet has to think about how to get a stability effect into their portfolio.

  5. French President Francois Hollande:

    It takes time for those reforms to take effect, i am trying to do what the country should expect from a head of state... That means do reforms even if they are difficult... even if they are unpopular. I prefer people to have an image of a president who has conducted reforms, even though unpopular, rather than a president who has done nothing.


Translations for effect

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  • تأثيرArabic
  • нәтижә, һөҙөмтәBashkir
  • ефект, следствие, осъществявам, резултат, извършвамBulgarian
  • efecteCatalan, Valencian
  • účinek, efektCzech
  • effaithWelsh
  • Effekt, Auswirkung, Wirkung, bewirkenGerman
  • πραγματοποίηση, εφφέ, ισχύς, αποτέλεσμα, φαινόμενο, εκτελώ, επίδραση, αποτελώ, φέρνω αποτέλεσμαGreek
  • efikoEsperanto
  • efectuar, efectos especiales, efecto, efectos, vigencia, vigorSpanish
  • اثرPersian
  • vaikutus, efekti, seuraus, voimassaolo, saada aikaan, ilmiö, tavarat, omaisuusFinnish
  • effet, effectuer, effetsFrench
  • èifeachd, toradh, builScottish Gaelic
  • असरHindi
  • երևույթArmenian
  • effettoItalian
  • השפעהHebrew
  • 達成する, 結果, 作用, エフェクター, 影響, 発効, 音響効果, 効果Japanese
  • 効果, 결과, 結果, 효과, 효력Korean
  • iedarbe, efekts, iedarbībaLatvian
  • kawekawenga, rara, pāngaMāori
  • kesan, efekMalay
  • virkningNorwegian
  • bewerkstelligen, effectDutch
  • effekt, forårsakeNorwegian
  • rezultat, efektPolish
  • efeito sonoro, efectivar, efeito, efectuar, efeitos especiaisPortuguese
  • efectRomanian
  • эффект, влияние, воздействие, результатRussian
  • efekt, dojam, ishod, učinak, rezultatSerbo-Croatian
  • učinekSlovene
  • utverka, sätta i verket, effekt, verkställa, resultat, effektuera, sätta igångSwedish
  • madharaSwahili
  • விளைவுTamil
  • etki, sonuç, yürürlük, efektTurkish
  • hiệu ứngVietnamese
  • 影响Chinese

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