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    effective - Dictionary definition and meaning for word effective

    Definition
    (adj) producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
    Synonyms : effectual , efficacious
    Example Sentence
    • an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation
    • effective teaching methods
    • effective steps toward peace
    • made an effective entrance
    • his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action
    • an efficacious law
    Definition
    (adj) able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
    Synonyms : efficient
    Example Sentence
    • people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons...
    • effective personnel
    • an efficient secretary
    • the efficient cause of the revolution
    Definition
    (adj) works well as a means or remedy
    Example Sentence
    • an effective reprimand
    • a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat
    Definition
    (adj) exerting force or influence
    Synonyms : good , in effect , in force
    Example Sentence
    • the law is effective immediately
    • a warranty good for two years
    • the law is already in effect (or in force)
    Definition
    (adj) existing in fact; not theoretical; real
    Example Sentence
    • a decline in the effective demand
    • confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done
    Definition
    (adj) ready for service
    Example Sentence
    • the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers
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factual statements are valid and are able to produce a desired effect

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