Definition of effectively in US English:

effectively

adverb

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

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

Pronunciation

effectively

/əˈfɛktəvli//əˈfektəvlē/