Definition of effectively in English:



  • 1In such a manner as to achieve a desired result.

    ‘make sure that resources are used effectively’
    • ‘The more you practice, the better you will get at both asking effectively and getting results.’
    • ‘We need to share our resources and pool our strengths more consistently and effectively.’
    • ‘Ireland has prudently and effectively used the resources provided by the union.’
    • ‘There was no way he was going to recover from this and be able to lead the senate effectively.’
    • ‘That system was to be better resourced to deal more effectively with offending behaviour.’
    • ‘We worked effectively as a single team of Democrat senators to achieve a lot of positive things.’
    • ‘His policies for achieving this aim must be implemented quickly, and effectively.’
    • ‘It is a difficult job and only trained and experienced individuals can effectively carry it out.’
    • ‘This has allowed scarce resources to be more effectively and efficiently deployed.’
    • ‘It is a welcome gesture and we hope to utilise these funds most effectively.’
    • ‘Sulphur dioxide blocks it effectively, in a manner not yet fully understood.’
    • ‘The question many of us have to start asking is how do you counter this effectively?’
    • ‘She said lots of journalists in Africa had no resources to operate effectively.’
    • ‘What exercise does for me is to help me deal effectively and, I hope in a healthy manner, with the stress.’
    • ‘She accepts that it might be possible to direct resources effectively at all pupils.’
    • ‘Resources will then be allocated effectively in the time-honoured tradition of markets.’
    • ‘That is exactly why this happened as quickly and as effectively and as safely as it did.’
    • ‘The Allies had to mobilise and utilise their large resources effectively on the battlefield and in the air.’
    • ‘Although such control is desirable, it is impossible to see how it can be effectively achieved.’
    • ‘This analysis allows the manager of change to allocate resources more effectively.’
    1. 1.1Actually but not officially or explicitly.
      ‘they were effectively controlled by the people they were supposed to be investigating’
      [sentence adverb] ‘effectively, this means that companies will be able to avoid regulations’
      • ‘To a large extent, the refusal movement was marginalised and effectively gagged.’
      • ‘As with patient charges, this effectively transfers resources from the poor to the rich.’
      • ‘In the hope of achieving peace, he effectively recognized Syria's influence.’
      • ‘The result is that the diver effectively becomes drugged and feels slightly euphoric.’
      • ‘The same is true of US visitors, as the dollar effectively trades at parity with the euro.’
      • ‘The Green Party said the increases in service charges were effectively stealth taxes.’
      • ‘This acts as a straitjacket and means that governments effectively lose control of their own economies.’
      • ‘It was claimed that, as a result, the trust moneys had effectively been withdrawn.’
      • ‘He listed a number of neighbouring towns that were effectively outside his control.’
      • ‘This, effectively, gave them control over the whole process of production.’
      • ‘By any standards, an effectively complete sequence will be a remarkable achievement.’
      • ‘The absentee is effectively manipulating the show in his favour by remote control.’
      • ‘Failure to comply with safety requirements effectively results in a breach of employment contract.’
      • ‘Before they got the results they felt very close and were effectively sisters to each other.’
      • ‘When that money runs out, the union would effectively come under college control.’
      • ‘Usually the inflammation and pain can be effectively controlled with one or other of these medications.’
      • ‘This made many of the sequences we were planning effectively impossible to achieve.’
      • ‘With the rejectionist hawks in control, the peace process would be effectively dead.’
      • ‘A negative result, however, will effectively send the case back to square one.’
      • ‘They can effectively control the pain and stiffness, and usually begin to work within hours.’