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(noun, verb)


There are 8 meanings of the word Effect.

How to pronounce effect:


Effect - as a noun

An outward appearance

Example: "He made a good impression"

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appearance16visual aspect
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An impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)

Example: "He just did it for effect"

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The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

(of a law) having legal validity

Example: "The law is still in effect"

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A symptom caused by an illness or a drug

Example: "The effects of sleep loss"

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Effect - as a verb


Example: "The scientists set up a shock wave"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
effectuate18set up
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Act so as to bring into existence

Example: "Effect a change"

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Example Sentences

"The medication had a positive effect on his health."
"The rain had a cooling effect on the temperature."
"The new policy had a significant effect on the company's profitability."
"The study found a correlation but not a cause and effect relationship."
"The medicine has various side effects."
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Word Game Points

Is EFFECT a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, effect is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

EFFECT has a SCRABBLE points total of 14.

Is EFFECT a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, effect is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
EFFECT has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 15.

Is EFFECT a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, effect is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
EFFECT has a WORDFEUD points total of 15.

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