ef·fect /ɪˈfɛkt, ɛ, i-/
ef·fect /ɪˈfɛkt/ 名詞
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.
1. Execution; performance; realization; operation; as, the law goes into effect in May.
That no compunctious visitings of nature
Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between
The effect and it. --Shak.
2. Manifestation; expression; sign.
All the large effects
That troop with majesty. --Shak.
3. In general: That which is produced by an agent or cause; the event which follows immediately from an antecedent, called the cause; result; consequence; outcome; fruit; as, the effect of luxury.
The effect is the unfailing index of the amount of the cause. --Whewell.
4. Impression left on the mind; sensation produced.
Patchwork . . . introduced for oratorical effect. --J. C. Shairp.
The effect was heightened by the wild and lonely nature of the place. --W. Irving.
5. Power to produce results; efficiency; force; importance; account; as, to speak with effect.
6. Consequence intended; purpose; meaning; general intent; -- with to.
They spake to her to that effect. --2 Chron. xxxiv. 22.
7. The purport; the sum and substance. “The effect of his intent.”
8. Reality; actual meaning; fact, as distinguished from mere appearance.
No other in effect than what it seems. --Denham.
9. pl. Goods; movables; personal estate; -- sometimes used to embrace real as well as personal property; as, the people escaped from the town with their effects.
For effect, for an exaggerated impression or excitement.
In effect, in fact; in substance. See 8, above.
Of no effect, Of none effect, To no effect, or Without effect, destitute of results, validity, force, and the like; vain; fruitless. “Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition.” --Mark vii. 13. “All my study be to no effect.” --Shak.
To give effect to, to make valid; to carry out in practice; to push to its results.
To take effect, to become operative, to accomplish aims.
Syn: -- Effect, Consequence, Result.
Usage: These words indicate things which arise out of some antecedent, or follow as a consequent. Effect, which may be regarded as the generic term, denotes that which springs directly from something which can properly be termed a cause. A consequence is more remote, not being strictly caused, nor yet a mere sequence, but following out of and following indirectly, or in the train of events, something on which it truly depends. A result is still more remote and variable, like the rebound of an elastic body which falls in very different directions. We may foresee the effects of a measure, may conjecture its consequences, but can rarely discover its final results.
Resolving all events, with their effects
And manifold results, into the will
And arbitration wise of the Supreme. --Cowper.
Shun the bitter consequence, for know,
The day thou eatest thereof, . . . thou shalt die. --Milton.
n 1: a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous
phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the
rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing
consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after
the event" [syn: consequence, outcome, result, event,
2: an outward appearance; "he made a good impression"; "I
wanted to create an impression of success"; "she retained
that bold effect in her reproductions of the original
painting" [syn: impression]
3: (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in
effect" [syn: force]
4: a symptom caused by an illness or a drug; "the effects of
sleep loss"; "the effect of the anesthetic"
5: an impression (especially one that is artificial or
contrived); "he just did it for effect"
6: the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
[syn: essence, burden, core, gist]
v 1: produce; "The scientists set up a shockwave" [syn: effectuate,
bring about, set up]
2: act so as to bring into existence; "effect a change"