Noun: effect i'fekt or u'fekt or e'fekt
Verb: effect i'fekt or u'fekt or e'fekt
- A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
"the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise";
- consequence, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot
- An outward appearance
"she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting";
- An impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)
"he just did it for effect"
- The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
- essence, burden, core, gist
- (of a law) having legal validity
"the law is still in effect";
- A symptom caused by an illness or a drug
"the effects of sleep loss"; "the effect of the anaesthetic"
"The scientists effect a shock wave";
- effectuate, set up
- Act so as to bring into existence
"effect a change"
Sounds like: affect
Derived forms: effects, effected, effecting
Type of: act, appearance, belief, cause, do, engender, feeling, import, impression, make, meaning, move, notion, opinion, phenomenon, significance, signification, symptom, validity, validness, visual aspect