1. The result or outcome of a cause. See usage notes below.
  2. Impression left on the mind; sensation produced.
  3. An illusion produced by technical means (as in "special effect")
  4. An alteration in sound after it has been produced by an instrument.
  5. A device for producing an alteration in sound produced by an instrument.
  6. Execution; performance; realization; operation.
    1. The state of being binding and enforceable, as in a rule, policy, or law.
  7. A scientific phenomenon, usually named after its discoverer.
  8. Belongings, usually as personal effects.
  9. Consequence intended; purpose; meaning; general intent; with to.
  10. Reality; actual meaning; fact, as distinguished from mere appearance.
  11. Manifestation; expression; sign.


  1. To make or bring about; to implement.
    The best way to effect change is to work with existing stakeholders.

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