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.’
- ‘A state law creating the program took effect Tuesday.’
- ‘The law, enacted in response to a state payoff scandal, was set to take effect at the start of the year.’
- ‘You will need to reboot to have the change take effect.’
- ‘The new measure is set to take effect this month.’
- ‘New Hampshire's law legalizing gay marriage took effect Friday.’
- ‘The changes, aimed at further tax reductions for German companies, are now to take effect in 2004.’
- ‘The order for forced time off takes effect next Friday.’
- ‘Clearly, our efforts to clean up government are taking effect.’
- ‘A national referendum would determine whether the constitution would take effect.’
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