Effective - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈfektɪv|  American pronunciation of the word effective
Brit.  |ɪˈfɛktɪv|  British pronunciation of the word effective

adjective

- able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively(syn: efficient)

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

- works well as a means or remedy

an effective reprimand
a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat

- exerting force or influence(syn: good)

the law is effective immediately

- existing in fact; not theoretical; real

a decline in the effective demand
confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done

- ready for service

the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers

Examples

It's a simple but effective technique.

He gave an effective speech.

The cheaper drugs are just as effective in treating arthritis.

Training is often much less effective than expected.

The cut in interest rates is effective from Monday.

The rebels are in effective control of the city.

He was effective ruler during the monarch's last illness.

The effective rate of interest will change next quarter.

The law becomes effective next year.

The painting had effective colors.

people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons...

a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat

a decline in the effective demand

confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done

the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers

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