Definition of 'effective'
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This umbrella approach is highly effective for conserving the great complexity of the natural world. Smithsonian Mag (2017)But it also offers an effective means of sharing positive messages. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Its high turnover demands that robust, effective security controls are constantly maintained. Computing (2010) Particularly effective is the sound design - the bellowing rumble from the alien ships chills the blood. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's a system very effective in limiting choices. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This once great party continues to double up as a protest movement - and not a particularly effective one. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There’s very little evidence that command and control is effective, or can avoid a massive inflation of cost. Computing (2010)If that doesn't work, become more effective at applying for jobs. The Sun (2017)The results of effective training lead to improved job performance. Training with N.L.P. (1994)To be an effective soldier requires control. Times, Sunday Times (2013)To this end they make effective use of parables and stories. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)She suggested that fathers could be particularly effective in talking to their sons. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They are expected to have to do this at night when the camera is less effective. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This is why publishing more data would be an effective tool. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This chapter looks at some safe and effective treatments for these conditions. Body Odour (1994)We will also make the planning system more effective. Times, Sunday Times (2015)All of these treatments can be highly effective. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The real test will be whether it can take effective action in serious cases. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We all need to help others to become effective adults. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This one was particularly effective because the website looks so similar to the official site. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They work to make the public sector more effective. Times, Sunday Times (2007)To make the present business effective may require one specific course of action. MANAGING FOR RESULTS (1986)Evidence has been growing that shows cash transfers to be an effective means of helping the poor. Christianity Today (2000)That we require far more effective control to be exerted over public spending is beyond doubt. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was particularly effective on the bikini line. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The moratorium on commercial whaling is less and less effective each year. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They are a very effective money laundering tool. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The vast majority of patients receive safe and effective care. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet height and niceness are by no means the most vital ingredients in an effective and productive boss. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In fact some very effective speakers use a low volume when they want to emphasize a particular point. Everything You Need to Know for Success in Business (1990)Everyone uses their imagination all the time, but not necessarily in particularly effective or productive ways. HABIT BUSTING: A 10-step plan that will change your life (2002)To meet this challenge, trainers will need to be very effective in the areas they choose to work in. Training with N.L.P. (1994)
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Translations for 'effective'
British English: effective /ɪˈfɛktɪv/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is effective produces the intended results.
This is an effective way of teaching languages.
- American English: effective
- Arabic: فَعَّال
- Brazilian Portuguese: eficaz
- Chinese: 有效的
- Croatian: učinkovit
- Czech: účinný
- Danish: effektiv
- Dutch: effectief
- European Spanish: eficaz
- Finnish: tehokas
- French: effectif
- German: wirksam
- Greek: αποτελεσματικός
- Italian: efficace
- Japanese: 効果的な
- Korean: 효과적인
- Norwegian: effektiv
- Polish: skuteczny
- European Portuguese: eficaz
- Romanian: eficace
- Russian: действенный
- Spanish: eficaz
- Swedish: effektiv
- Thai: ได้ผลดี
- Turkish: etkili
- Ukrainian: ефективний
- Vietnamese: hiệu quả
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