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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. Mike Pompeo:

    I have to say there is more work to do, we have not been able to achieve deterrence, effective deterrence of some of these efforts of the Russians.

  2. Carrie Rich:

    We believe growing leaders who give back is the most effective strategy for solving society’s complex social problems and achieving global good.

  3. Leslie Vinjamuri:

    The fancy term is multi-vocal signaling - in other words he sends messages out within the same half an hour, the same hour, and he's speaking to different audiences. He's very effective at it. Much of what he was doing on this visit was doublespeak.

  4. Amy Yaroch:

    We know from behavioral theory that role modeling is an effective strategy to get people( including young kids) to adopt healthy behaviors. Parents typically serve as role models, but peers can be a very strong influence as well, especially if they are viewed as ‘ cool ’ by their peers.

  5. Patricia Bynes:

    Some people try to make the discussion about whether protests are more effective than voting, but I know that it takes both, what some people don't recognize is that protesting alone will not get the people you want into office.

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