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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. Roger Chou:

    It would be helpful to have research looking to see whether screening interventions coupled with strategies to increase uptake of recommended evaluations and treatments may be more effective in improving outcomes.

  2. Zahra Pashaei:

    The Blue Girl and her stories did help. Of course, efforts by women activists and feminists were very effective, we are happy anyway and hope this will continue, not just in national team matches.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    An effective way to promote the concert of a person is to urge the people to boycott the program and spread this message as viral.

  4. Madris Tomes:

    I feel as if the FDA truly failed these women, my hope was that they would recommend a recall. How can we trust the FDA to make good decisions regarding safe and effective devices?

  5. Anuj Somany:

    An effective way to drive away the negative person from own network is to never like the people’s looks but only positive outlook, and soon the toxic guy feels suffocation for not getting appreciation.


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