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English noun: effect

1. effect (phenomenon) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon


SamplesThe magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise.
His decision had depressing consequences for business.
He acted very wise after the event.


Synonymsconsequence, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot


Broader (hypernym)phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)aftereffect, aftermath, backwash, bandwagon effect, branch, brisance, butterfly effect, by-product, byproduct, change, coattails effect, Coriolis effect, dent, domino effect, fallout, harvest, impact, influence, knock-on effect, materialisation, materialization, offset, offshoot, offspring, outgrowth, placebo effect, position effect, product, repercussion, response, reverberation, side effect, spillover, wake, wallop

2. effect (attribute) an outward appearance


SamplesHe made a good impression.
I wanted to create an impression of success.
She retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting.


Synonymsimpression


Broader (hypernym)appearance, visual aspect


Narrower (hyponym)figure, image, mark, tout ensemble

3. effect (cognition) an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)


SamplesHe just did it for effect.


Broader (hypernym)belief, feeling, impression, notion, opinion


Narrower (hyponym)sound effect, special effect

4. effect (communication) the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work


Synonymsburden, core, essence, gist


Broader (hypernym)import, meaning, significance, signification

5. effect (attribute) (of a law) having legal validity


SamplesThe law is still in effect.


Synonymsforce


Broader (hypernym)validity, validness


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

6. effect (state) a symptom caused by an illness or a drug


SamplesThe effects of sleep loss.
The effect of the anesthetic.


Broader (hypernym)symptom


Narrower (hyponym)aftereffect, bummer, side effect


English verb: effect

1. effect (creation) produce


SamplesThe scientists set up a shock wave.


Synonymseffectuate, set up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cause, do, make


Narrower (hyponym)accomplish, action, carry out, carry through, draw, execute, fulfil, fulfill, get, hasten, induce, precipitate, rush, serve, stimulate


Causecome about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place

2. effect (social) act so as to bring into existence


SamplesEffect a change.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Narrower (hyponym)backdate, bring to bear, carry









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