One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Become operative; start to apply.‘the ban is to take effect in six months’
come into force, come into operation, come into being, begin, become operative, become valid, become law, apply, be appliedView synonyms
- ‘The plan calls for most of the changes to take effect May 1.’
- ‘The new measure is set to take effect this month.’
- ‘The law, enacted in response to a state payoff scandal, was set to take effect at the start of the year.’
- ‘New Hampshire's law legalizing gay marriage took effect Friday.’
- ‘A national referendum would determine whether the constitution would take effect.’
- ‘The changes, aimed at further tax reductions for German companies, are now to take effect in 2004.’
- ‘A state law creating the program took effect Tuesday.’
- ‘You will need to reboot to have the change take effect.’
- ‘The order for forced time off takes effect next Friday.’
- ‘Clearly, our efforts to clean up government are taking effect.’
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