American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To bring about; effect.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bring to pass; accomplish; achieve; effect.
- v. transitive To be the cause of something.
- v. transitive To bring about something; to effect or execute something.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To bring to pass; to effect; to achieve; to accomplish; to fulfill.
- v. produce.
- Medieval Latin effectuāre, effectuāt-, from Latin effectus, an effect; see effect. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The DVD CCA was the instrumentality that they used to effectuate the boycott.”
“I think we can best effectuate change with more stringent campaign laws that end the constant reelection cycle that marks our political system.”
“I stand by my previous statements about how to effectuate changes in the political process.”
“Based on the track record of the past decade for Avon, we wonder whether this management team even partially revamped can effectively effectuate much needed sustainable change on the company," Sanford Bernstein analyst Ali Dibadj wrote in a research report Wednesday.”
“Sure, the private sector innovates best, but only government has the power and resources to effectuate universal compliance.”
“In his motion, Mr. Weekes argued that there is a conflict of interest when the police department is paying a detective and she is also being paid to effectuate an arrest for her own financial and reputational profit.”
“Defending a citizen accused of a crime is hard enough without the added monetary and reputational incentive to effectuate an arrest for personal profit and aggrandizement.”
“It's true that voters can rebel against higher taxes and vote out the politicians who bargained the costly contracts -- but that is a lot harder to effectuate than the decision to switch from an expensive UAW-built car to a cheaper import or a Honda made in Alabama.”
“Does Mr. Fred have any conception of the military force that would be required to effectuate such a scenario if most of them refuse to leave voluntarily?”
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