Synonyms of effect


1. consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot, phenomenon

usage: 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"

2. impression, effect, appearance, visual aspect

usage: 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"

3. effect, impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion

usage: an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived); "he just did it for effect"

4. effect, essence, burden, core, gist, meaning, significance, signification, import

usage: the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

5. effect, force, validity, validness

usage: (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect"

6. effect, symptom

usage: a symptom caused by an illness or a drug; "the effects of sleep loss"; "the effect of the anesthetic"


1. effect, effectuate, set up, cause, do, make

usage: produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave"

2. effect, act, move

usage: act so as to bring into existence; "effect a change"

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Definition and meaning of effect (Dictionary)