Definition of 'effect'
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Not that they are taking real effect one way or another. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Fines and penalty points have little effect. The Sun (2016)How far back you look in history can have a big effect on the resulting average. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can expect pyrotechnics and special light effects too. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The new prices are expected to take effect within the next week. The Sun (2017)The practical effect of this change is that an employee has the statutory right to request flexible working for any reason at all. Times, Sunday Times (2016)DEFEAT for the football team you support spills over into the next day and has an adverse effect on work, a study found. The Sun (2016)There may be more than one effect at work anyway. The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)It just looks like another effect rather than something being dealt with or commented on. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The protective effects may also occur in humans. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This film shows the effects of the immigration. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What is the practical effect of this result? Christianity Today (2000)Rarely has so much wailing been to so little effect. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Military activity coupled with prolonged drought will undoubtedly have had an adverse effect on its survival. Animals of the World (1993)This association may or may not be one of cause and effect. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)We are not permitted to know the real effects of the thousands of drugs we take. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Political economists who have read off meaning and effect from ownership and control. Television - policy and culture (1990)The new law came into effect this week and has been virtually ignored. The Sun (2015)When do the changes come into effect? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Was the overall effect still too cool? Times, Sunday Times (2008)You can blend or smudge pencil with a finger to soften lines or to make special effects. Learn to Draw Countryside (1996)You can enhance faded parts with an ultraviolet light effect. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They become celebrities and that has an effect on a person. The Sun (2012)But the menace is also an effect of place. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)You say things for effect all the time to lift players. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Too many teachers see first hand the effects of poverty on their pupils. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The extent to which they do this will influence the inflationary effects. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There are two reasons why new sanctions might have an effect where existing ones have failed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Atmospheric haze has something of this effect. Collins Complete Guide to Photography (1993)A ceasefire is due to come into effect at midnight tonight, local time. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'effect'
British English: effect /ɪˈfɛkt/ NOUN
An effect is a change, reaction, or impression that is caused by something or is the result of something.
...the effects of global warming.
- American English: effect
- Arabic: أَثَر
- Brazilian Portuguese: efeito
- Chinese: 影响
- Croatian: učinak
- Czech: účinek
- Danish: effekt
- Dutch: effect resultaat
- European Spanish: efecto
- Finnish: vaikutus
- French: effet
- German: Wirkung
- Greek: συνέπεια
- Italian: effetto
- Japanese: 影響
- Korean: 효과
- Norwegian: virkning
- Polish: skutek
- European Portuguese: efeito
- Romanian: efect
- Russian: результат
- Spanish: efecto
- Swedish: verkan
- Thai: ผลกระทบ
- Turkish: etki
- Ukrainian: результат
- Vietnamese: tác động
Definition of effect from the Collins English Dictionary
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