Dictionary Results for effect


1. effect - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): consequence, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot

Hypernym(s): phenomenon




2. effect - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): impression

Hypernym(s): appearance, visual_aspect




3. effect - noun

· an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived); "he just did it for effect"

Hypernym(s): impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion




4. effect - noun

· the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

Synonym(s): essence, burden, core, gist

Hypernym(s): meaning, significance, signification, import




5. effect - noun

· (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect"

Synonym(s): force

Hypernym(s): validity, validness




6. effect - noun

· a symptom caused by an illness or a drug; "the effects of sleep loss"; "the effect of the anesthetic"

Hypernym(s): symptom




7. effect - verb

· produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave"

Synonym(s): effectuate, set_up

Hypernym(s): cause, do, make




8. effect - verb

· act so as to bring into existence; "effect a change"

Hypernym(s): act, move





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