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Synonyms for effective
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. effective, effectual, efficacious(adj)

    producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

    "an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford; "effective teaching methods"; "effective steps toward peace"; "made an effective entrance"; "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action"; "an efficacious law"

    Synonyms:
    sound, in effect(p), efficient, efficacious, effectual, legal, in force(p), good

    Antonyms:
    ineffective, ineffectual, nonoperational, incompetent, inoperative, uneffective, potential, possible, inactive, inefficacious, toothless, unproductive

  2. effective, efficient(adj)

    able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively

    "people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw; "effective personnel"; "an efficient secretary"; "the efficient cause of the revolution"

    Synonyms:
    good, efficacious, effectual, in effect(p), efficient, in force(p)

    Antonyms:
    ineffectual, possible, inefficacious, inactive, uneffective, unproductive, inoperative, ineffective, nonoperational, incompetent, potential, toothless

  3. effective(adj)

    works well as a means or remedy

    "an effective reprimand"; "a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat"

    Synonyms:
    good, efficacious, effectual, in effect(p), efficient, in force(p)

    Antonyms:
    potential, possible, uneffective, unproductive, ineffectual, incompetent, toothless, ineffective, inefficacious, nonoperational, inactive, inoperative

  4. effective, good, in effect(p), in force(p)(adj)

    exerting force or influence

    "the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)"

    Antonyms:
    possible, nonoperational, ineffectual, toothless, inactive, unproductive, incompetent, potential, inoperative, inefficacious, uneffective, ineffective

  5. effective(adj)

    existing in fact; not theoretical; real

    "a decline in the effective demand"; "confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done"

    Synonyms:
    good, efficacious, effectual, in effect(p), efficient, in force(p)

    Antonyms:
    incompetent, ineffectual, potential, inactive, toothless, unproductive, inoperative, inefficacious, nonoperational, ineffective, possible, uneffective

  6. effective(adj)

    ready for service

    "the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers"

    Synonyms:
    good, efficacious, effectual, in effect(p), efficient, in force(p)

    Antonyms:
    toothless, inactive, ineffectual, nonoperational, inefficacious, ineffective, unproductive, potential, inoperative, uneffective, possible, incompetent

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. effective

    Synonyms:
    powerful, conducive, operative, cogent, telling, able, potent, talented, efficacious, efficient, serviceable, effectual

    Antonyms:
    weak, ineffective, inconducive, inoperative, futile, nugatory

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. effective(a.)

    Synonyms:
    competent, adequate, powerful, forcible, energetic, potent, cogent, sufficient, efficacious

  2. effective(a.)

    Synonyms:
    operative, active, efficient, effectual

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. effective(a)

    Synonyms:
    effectual, efficient, potent, cogent, availing, productive

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How to use effective in a sentence?

  1. Daniel Sharon:

    Lerman told Homeland Security Today. For too many years, for very good reasons, Europeans have neglected the need for effective intelligence measures. the goods are boycotted in European supermarkets.

  2. State John Kerry:

    We agreed on a joint initiative to train troops in six African countries before they deploy to U.N. peacekeeping missions, this responds to a growing need for effective, professional, international peacekeeping in regions of conflict.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    There is no doubt that Donald Trump would be a phenomenal negotiator with China, and, if you look at TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership), I have come out against TPP, it is an incredibly long and complicated mess of a bill, there is no doubt that Donald Trump would be a tremendously effective negotiator to help open up foreign markets.

  4. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton:

    While Texans are compassionate to our core, and take in more refugees than any other state, significant security concerns have been raised about President Obama's plans to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year, nationwide, the federal government's stated inability to run effective background checks on these refugees, entering the United States from one of the world's most potent hotbeds of terrorism, puts all Texans at risk.

  5. Philip Jennings:

    Imagine working in a shoe manufacturer in Vietnam or a clothing factory in Bangladesh when it is 35 degrees Celsius, governments and employers have to take this issue of the cauldron of a warming planet seriously and develop some effective policy responses and practical measures to protect workers.


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