Adjective Definition


1.Definition: able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively

"People who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons...", "Effective personnel"

Related Adjective(s):efficient

2.Definition: exerting force or influence

"The law is effective immediately"

Related Adjective(s):good

3.Definition: existing in fact; not theoretical; real

"A decline in the effective demand", "Confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done"

4.Definition: producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

"An air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation", "Effective teaching methods", "Effective steps toward peace", "Made an effective entrance"

Related Adjective(s):effectual, efficacious

5.Definition: ready for service

"The fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers"

6.Definition: works well as a means or remedy

"An effective reprimand", "A lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat"

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