Ef·fect v. t. [imp. & p. p. Effected; p. pr. & vb. n. Effecting.]
1. To produce, as a cause or agent; to cause to be.
So great a body such exploits to effect. --Daniel.
2. To bring to pass; to execute; to enforce; to achieve; to accomplish.
To effect that which the divine counsels had decreed. --Bp. Hurd.
They sailed away without effecting their purpose. --Jowett (Th. ).
Syn: -- To accomplish; fulfill; achieve; complete; execute; perform; attain. See Accomplish.
adj : settled securely and unconditionally; "that smoking causes
health problems is an accomplished fact" [syn: accomplished,