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    effect - Dictionary definition and meaning for word effect

    Definition
    (noun) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    Synonyms : consequence , event , issue , outcome , result , upshot
    Example Sentence
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
    Definition
    (noun) an outward appearance
    Synonyms : impression
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)
    Example Sentence
    • he just did it for effect
    Definition
    (noun) the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
    Synonyms : burden , core , essence , gist
    Definition
    (noun) (of a law) having legal validity
    Synonyms : force
    Example Sentence
    • the law is still in effect
    Definition
    (noun) a symptom caused by an illness or a drug
    Example Sentence
    • the effects of sleep loss
    • the effect of the anesthetic
    Definition
    (verb) produce
    Synonyms : effectuate , set up
    Example Sentence
    • The scientists set up a shock wave
    Definition
    (verb) act so as to bring into existence
    Example Sentence
    • effect a change
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