Definition of to that effect in US English:

to that effect


  • Having that result, purpose, or meaning.

    ‘she thought it a foolish rule and put a notice to that effect in a newspaper’
    • ‘I wrote a letter to that effect, and was pleasantly surprised to see it printed a week or so later.’
    • ‘If he elects to become the holder he shall give notice to the company to that effect.’
    • ‘We have received notice to that effect and I am just looking at the transcript of the last occasion.’
    • ‘I know you have heard evidence from other witnesses to that effect.’
    • ‘Also shops and other organisations offering a discount should be displaying a notice to that effect.’
    • ‘It's amusing due to that fact I was rather enjoying some of his entries up until that point, and left comments to that effect.’
    • ‘It is likely that she will eventually have to make an explicit but carefully crafted statement to that effect.’
    • ‘We got that report within hours of that happening and I think some public comments were made to that effect.’
    • ‘While I believe it would be inadvisable to change the law I would welcome arguments to that effect.’
    • ‘You say he made a statement that they were going to get together or words to that effect?’
    sense, meaning, theme, drift, thread, import, purport, intent, intention, burden, thrust, tenor, significance, message
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