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1. producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect (Freq. 29)
- "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
effectual, efficacious
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hard-hitting, trenchant, impelling, impressive, telling, rough-and-ready
See Also:
efficacious, efficient, potent, strong, stiff,
powerful, useful, utile
Derivationally related forms:
efficacy (for: efficacious), efficaciousness (for: efficacious), effectualness (for: effectual), effectuality (for: effectual), effect, effectiveness, effectivity
effectiveness, effectivity, effectualness, effectuality
2. able to accomplish a purpose;
functioning effectively (Freq. 14)
- "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
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Derivationally related forms:
effect, effectiveness, effectivity
3. works well as a means or remedy (Freq. 8)
- an effective reprimand
- a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat
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4. exerting force or influence (Freq. 4)
- the law is effective immediately
- a warranty good for two years
- the law is already in effect (or in force)
good, in effect, in force
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5. existing in fact;
not theoretical;
real (Freq. 1)
- a decline in the effective demand
- confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done
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actual, existent
6. ready for service
- the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers
Similar to:
military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine

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