Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To bring about; effect.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To bring to pass; accomplish; achieve; effect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To bring to pass; to effect; to achieve; to accomplish; to fulfill.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To be the cause of something.
  • verb transitive To bring about something; to effect or execute something.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb produce

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Medieval Latin effectuāre, effectuāt-, from Latin effectus, an effect; see effect.]

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