HyperDic: effective

English > 6 senses of the word effective:
ADJECTIVEalleffective, effectual, efficaciousproducing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
alleffective, efficientable to accomplish a purpose
alleffectiveworks well as a means or remedy / remedy
alleffective, good, in effect, in forceexerting force or influence
alleffectiveexisting in fact
alleffectiveready for service
effective > pronunciation
Soundsihfeh'ktihv; iy'fehktihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > effective: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningproducing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect.
Examples
  • "an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford
  • "effective teaching methods"
  • "effective steps toward peace"
  • "made an effective entrance"
Synonymseffectual, efficacious
Attribute ofeffectiveness, effectivity, effectualness, effectualityPower to be effective
Narrowerhard-hitting, trenchantCharacterized by or full of force and vigor
impellingmarkedly effective as if by emotional pressure
impressive, tellingproducing a strong effect
rough-and-readycrude but effective for the purpose at hand
See alsoefficaciousmarked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect
efficienteffective without wasting time or effort or expense
potent, strong, stiffHaving a strong physiological or chemical effect
powerfulHaving great power or force or potency or effect
useful, utileOf use or service
Oppositeineffective, uneffective, ineffectualnot producing an intended effect
Spanishefectivo, eficaz
Catalaneficaç
Nounseffectiveness, effectivitypower to be effective
Adverbseffectivelyin an effective manner
Verbseffectproduce
English > effective: 6 senses > adjective 2
Meaningable to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively.
Examples
  • "people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw
  • "effective personnel"
Synonymefficient
Broadercompetentproperly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
Spanisheficaz, eficiente
Catalaneficient
Nounseffectiveness, effectivitypower to be effective
Verbseffectproduce
English > effective: 6 senses > adjective 3
MeaningWorks well as a means or remedy / remedy.
Examples
  • "an effective reprimand"
  • "a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat"
Broaderefficaciousmarked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect
Spanishefectivo
Nounseffectiveness, effectivitypower to be effective
English > effective: 6 senses > adjective 4
MeaningExerting force or influence.
Example"the law is effective immediately"
Synonymsgood, in effect, in force
BroaderoperativeIn force or having or exerting force
Spanishefectivo, vigente
English > effective: 6 senses > adjective 5
MeaningExisting in fact; not theoretical; real.
Examples
  • "a decline in the effective demand"
  • "confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done"
Broaderactual, existentpresently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
Adverbseffectivelyin actuality or reality or fact
English > effective: 6 senses > adjective 6
MeaningReady for service.
Example"the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers"
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broaderoperational(military) of or intended for or involved in military operations

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