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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : settled securely and unconditionally; "that smoking causes
            health problems is an accomplished fact" [syn: accomplished,