HyperDic: effect

English > 8 senses of the word effect:
NOUNphenomenoneffect, consequence, outcome, result, event, issue, upshota phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
attributeeffect, impressionan outward appearance
cognitioneffectan impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)
communicationeffect, essence, burden, core, gistthe central meaning / meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
attributeeffect, force(of a law) having legal validity
stateeffecta symptom caused by an illness or a drug
VERBcreationeffect, effectuate, set upproduce
socialeffectact so as to bring into existence
effect > pronunciation
Soundsahfeh'kt; ihfeh'kt; iy'fehkt
Rhymesabject ... wrecked: 66 rhymes with ehkt...
English > effect: 8 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningA phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon.
Example"the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"
Synonymsconsequence, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot
NarrowerCoriolis effect(physics) an effect whereby a body moving in a rotating frame of reference experiences the Coriolis force acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation
aftereffectAny result that follows its cause after an interval
aftermath, wake, backwashThe consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
bandwagon effectThe phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity
brisanceThe shattering or crushing / crushing effect of a sudden release of energy as in an explosion
butterfly effectThe phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large / large / large effects elsewhere, e.g., a butterfly flapping its wings in Rio de Janeiro might change the weather in Chicago
by-product, byproductA secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence
changeThe result of alteration or modification
coattails effect(politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party
dentAn appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)
domino effectThe consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall / fall)
harvestThe consequence of an effort or activity
impact, wallopA forceful consequence
influenceThe effect of one thing (or person) on another
knock-on effectA secondary or incidental effect
offspring, materialization, materialisationSomething that comes into existence as a result
outgrowth, branch, offshoot, offsetA natural consequence of development
placebo effectAny effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo
position effect(genetics) the effect on the expression of a gene that is produced by changing its location in a chromosome
productA consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances
repercussion, reverberationA remote or indirect consequence of some action
responseA result
side effect, falloutAny adverse and unwanted secondary effect
spillover(economics) any indirect effect of public expenditure
BroaderphenomenonAny state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
Spanishconsecuencia, efecto, resultado
Catalanconseqüència, efecte, resultat
Verbseffectact so as to bring into existence
English > effect: 8 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningAn outward appearance.
Example "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting"
NarrowerfigureThe impression produced by a person
imageThe general impression that something (a person or organization or product) presents to the public
markThe impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember
tout ensembleA total impression or effect of something made up of individual parts
Broaderappearance, visual aspectoutward or visible aspect of a person or thing
Spanishefecto, impresión
Catalanefecte, impressió
English > effect: 8 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningAn impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived).
Example"he just did it for effect"
Narrowersound effectAn effect that imitates a sound called for in the script of a play
special effectAn effect used to produce scenes that cannot be achieved by normal techniques (especially on film)
Broaderimpression, feeling, belief, notion, opinionA vague idea in which some confidence is placed
English > effect: 8 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningThe central meaning / meaning or theme of a speech or literary work.
Synonymsessence, burden, core, gist
Broadermeaning, significance, signification, importThe message that is intended or expressed or signified
Spanishesencia, meollo, núcleo
Catalancor, essència, nucli
English > effect: 8 senses > noun 5, attribute
Meaning(of a law) having legal validity.
Example"the law is still in effect"
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broadervalidity, validnessThe quality of having legal force or effectiveness
English > effect: 8 senses > noun 6, state
MeaningA symptom caused by an illness or a drug.
  • "the effects of sleep loss"
  • "the effect of the anesthetic"
NarroweraftereffectA delayed effect of a drug or therapy
bummerA bad reaction to a hallucinogenic drug
side effectA secondary and usually adverse effect of a drug or therapy
Broadersymptom(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
English > effect: 8 senses > verb 1, creation
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymseffectuate, set up
Cause tohappen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take placeCome to pass
Narrowercarry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfilput in effect
draw, getearn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
induce, stimulate, rush, hastenCause to occur rapidly
precipitatebring about abruptly
servecontribute or conduce to
Broadercause, do, makegive rise to
Spanishcausar, efectuar, ocasionar, producir
Catalancausar, efectuar, ocasionar, produir, provocar
Adjectiveseffectiveproducing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
effectiveable to accomplish a purpose
Nounseffectan impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)
effecterone who brings about a result or event
English > effect: 8 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningact so as to bring into existence.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"effect a change"
Narrowerbackdatemake effective from an earlier date
bring to bearBring into operation or effect
carryExtend to a certain degree
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishefectuar, hacer, llevar a cabo, realizar
Catalandur a terme, efectuar, fer, realitzar
Nounseffecta phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
effecter, effectorone who brings about a result or event

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