Synonyms for effective
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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes
abortive, baseless, bootless, deceitful, delusive, empty, fruitless, futile, idle, inconstant, ineffectual, nugatory, null, profitless, shadowy, trifling, trivial, unavailing, unimportant, unprofitable, unreal, unsatisfying, unserviceable, unsubstantial, useless, vain, vapid, visionary, worthless
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effective, effectual, efficaciousadjective
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"
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"
works well as a means or remedy
"an effective reprimand"; "a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat"
effective, good, in effect(p), in force(p)adjective
exerting force or influence
"the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)"
existing in fact; not theoretical; real
"a decline in the effective demand"; "confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done"
ready for service
"the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers"
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List of paraphrases for "effective":
efficient, effectively, effectiveness, actual, efficiently, valid, efficacious, efficiency, successful, cash, workforce, real, efficacy, effect, efﬁcient, powerful, good, active, useful, ineffective, genuine, meaningful, force, cost-effective, well-functioning, strength, eﬀective, starting
Effective vs. Affective -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Effective and Affective.
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I really hope and pray that our film in some way shows what was effective in the past and how it can be effective going forward.
I want to give this joint bipartisan commission on the death penalty the ability to come up with their report, is it cost effective? Are we doing the right thing? Is it fair? Is it effective as a deterrent?
If effective monetary policy means taking away the punch bowl just as the party gets going, then effective financial stability policy might mean taking away the punch bowl before the guests have even arrived because the risks to financial stability build up over time and action likely needs to be taken earlier in order to be effective.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.
Translations for effective
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- действителен, ефикасен, резултатен, ефективенBulgarian
- eficaç, efectiuCatalan, Valencian
- in Kraft, effektiv, wirksam, wirkungsvollGerman
- efectivo, eficazSpanish
- تاثير گذارPersian
- vaikuttava, voimassa oleva, oleva, tehokas, tehollinen, voimassa, tosiasiallinenFinnish
- efficace, décisif, en vigueurFrench
- èifeachdachScottish Gaelic
- hatásos, célravezető, eredményes, hatékonyHungarian
- efficiënt, werkzaamDutch
- effektiv, virksom, virkningsfullNorwegian
- eficaz, efetivoPortuguese
- eficace, efectiv, efectent, eficient, plin de efectRomanian
- эффективный, действенный, действительный, результативный, действующийRussian
- efektivan, učinkovitSerbo-Croatian
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