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effect

 
Noun effect has 6 senses
  1. consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot - 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"
    --1 is a kind of phenomenon
    --1 has particulars:
     offspring, materialization, materialisation; aftereffect; aftermath, wake, backwash; bandwagon effect; brisance; butterfly effect; by-product, byproduct; change; coattails effect; Coriolis effect; dent; domino effect; harvest; impact, wallop; influence; knock-on effect; outgrowth, branch, offshoot, offset; product; placebo effect; position effect; repercussion, reverberation; response; side effect, fallout; spillover
    Derived forms: verb effect2, verb effectuate1
  2. impression, effect - 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"
    --2 is a kind of appearance, visual aspect
    --2 has particulars: figure; mark; tout ensemble
  3. effect, force - (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect"
    --3 is a kind of validity, validness
  4. effect - a symptom caused by an illness or a drug; "the effects of sleep loss"; "the effect of the anesthetic"
    --4 is a kind of
    symptom
    --4 has particulars: aftereffect; bummer; side effect
    Derived form: verb effectuate1
  5. effect - an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived); "he just did it for effect"
    --5 is a kind of
    impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion
    --5 has particulars: sound effect; special effect
    Derived form: verb effect1
  6. effect, essence, burden, core, gist - the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
    --6 is a kind of meaning, significance, signification, import
Verb effect has 2 senses
  1. effect, effectuate, bring about, set up - produce; "The scientists set up a shockwave"
    --1 is one way to cause, do, make
    Derived forms: noun effect5, noun effecter1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. effect - act so as to bring into existence; "effect a change"
    --2 is one way to
    act, move
    Derived forms: noun effect1, noun effecter1, noun effector1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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