Definition of put (or bring or carry) something into effect in US English:

put (or bring or carry) something into effect


  • Cause something to apply or become operative.

    ‘they succeeded in putting their strategies into effect’
    • ‘Sentence of death by fire was given on October 26th, to be carried into effect on the following day.’
    • ‘A further 29 full-time sports activity coordinators have been recruited to put the plans into effect across the city.’
    • ‘Fortunately we don't get the opportunity to put them into effect.’
    • ‘Legislatures from Hawaii to Massachusetts to North Carolina are taking serious steps toward putting Election Day registration into effect.’
    • ‘Last, the combatant acts, or puts the decision into effect.’
    • ‘The Government is pressing for an answer on legislation to put the deal into effect.’
    • ‘The convention will oblige signatories, including Ireland, to enact new legislation to bring the provisions into effect.’
    • ‘Your Executors are responsible for making sure your Will is put into effect.’
    • ‘Business chiefs also thought the Hong Kong government was inefficient in putting policies into effect.’
    implement, apply, put into action, put into practice, execute, enact, carry out, carry through, perform, administer
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