[ US /ˈifɛkt, əˈfɛkt, ɪˈfɛkt/ ]
[ UK /ɪfˈɛkt/ ]
NOUN
  1. an outward appearance
    he made a good impression
    she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting
    I wanted to create an impression of success
  2. an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)
    he just did it for effect
  3. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    he acted very wise after the event
    his decision had depressing consequences for business
  4. a symptom caused by an illness or a drug
    the effects of sleep loss
    the effect of the anesthetic
  5. (of a law) having legal validity
    the law is still in effect
  6. the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
VERB
  1. produce
    The scientists set up a shock wave
  2. act so as to bring into existence
    effect a change
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How To Use effect In A Sentence

  • A specially designed speculum is used to help direct the injection into the G-spot, with effects lasting around four months. G Marks The Spot
  • By adding the chlorides of strontian, uranium, potassium, sodium, iron, or copper to the liquid, various effects may be produced, and these bodies will be found to produce the same color on the plate that their flame gives to alcohol. American Hand Book of the Daguerreotype
  • The bombardment of the GPO had fascinated MacMurrough: the annunciatory puffs of smoke and the flames that roared to greet them; then the crashing gun’s report, the shell’s eruption—an illogical sequence, effect before cause, an object lesson in the madness of war. At Swim, Two Boys
  • Conclusion TSGF test in patients with carcinosis play a very important pole in early diagnosis and the evaluation of therapy effect.
  • This regime should have been more than adequate to demonstrate any significant short-term effects of reduced sleep.
  • I'm currently enjoying the odd effect of chancing across spoken word excerpts in the original Italian.
  • Jim had hustled over quietly and begun to help out with the horseshoeing, expecting ridicule from the likes of Hugh Glass or old Zeke Williams, who had just arrived at the rendezvous, but, to his surprise, the fact that he was married to a woman of such pure fire produced the very opposite of the effect he had feared. The Berrybender Narratives
  • Locked into declining industries and a shrinking public sector, unions have become ineffective. Times, Sunday Times
  • Evidentally, this is an effective way for her to keep herself calm because she is easily excitable.
  • Objective:To observe the effects of transurethral vaporization for prostate (TVP) and suprapubic prostatectomy (SPP) on sexual function of the patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
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