Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun effect

6 senses of effect

Sense 1
consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot -- (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")
       => phenomenon -- (any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning)

Sense 2
impression, effect -- (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")
       => appearance, visual aspect -- (outward or visible aspect of a person or thing)

Sense 3
effect -- (an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived); "he just did it for effect")
       => impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion -- (a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying")

Sense 4
effect, essence, burden, core, gist -- (the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work)
       => meaning, significance, signification, import -- (the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous")

Sense 5
effect, force -- ((of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect")
       => validity, validness -- (the quality of having legal force or effectiveness)

Sense 6
effect -- (a symptom caused by an illness or a drug; "the effects of sleep loss"; "the effect of the anesthetic")
       => symptom -- ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb effect

2 senses of effect

Sense 1
effect, effectuate, set up -- (produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave")
       => cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

Sense 2
effect -- (act so as to bring into existence; "effect a change")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

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