Synonyms of effect in English:

effect


See definition of effect

noun

1‘the effect of these changes is hard to assess’

SYNONYMS

result, consequence, upshot, outcome, out-turn, sequel, reaction, repercussions, reverberations, ramifications

end result, conclusion, termination, culmination, denouement, corollary, concomitant, aftermath, footprint, product, by-product

sequelae

informal pay-off

dated issue

archaic success

ANTONYMS

cause

2‘the effect of this drug can be long-lasting’

SYNONYMS

impact, action, effectiveness, efficacy, efficaciousness, influence

power, potency, strength, usefulness, success

3‘with effect from tomorrow’

SYNONYMS

force, operation, enforcement, implementation, execution, action, effectiveness

validity, lawfulness, legality, legitimacy, authenticity, legal acceptability

4‘he said ‘See you later’, or words to that effect’

SYNONYMS

sense, meaning, theme, drift, thread, import, purport, intent, intention, burden, thrust, tenor, significance, message

gist, essence, substance, spirit

mood, character, vein, flavour

archaic strain

5‘they went through the dead man's effects’

SYNONYMS

belongings, possessions, personal possessions, personal effects, goods, worldly goods, chattels, goods and chattels, accoutrements, appurtenances

property, paraphernalia

luggage, baggage

informal gear, tackle, kit, things, stuff, junk, rubbish, bits and pieces, bits and bobs

British informal clobber, gubbins

vulgar slang shit, crap

"effects"

verb

1‘the government effected a good many changes’

SYNONYMS

achieve, accomplish, carry out, succeed in, realize, attain, manage, bring off, carry off, carry through, execute, conduct, fix, engineer, perform, do, perpetrate, discharge, fulfil, complete, finish, consummate, conclude

cause, bring about, cause to happen, cause to occur, initiate, put in place, create, produce, make, give rise to

provoke, call forth, occasion, bring to pass

generate, originate, engender, precipitate, actuate, wreak, kindle

rare effectuate


Phrases

    have an effect on

      ‘their behaviors have an effect on others’

      SYNONYMS

      affect, influence, exert influence on, act on, work on, condition, touch, have an impact on, impact on, take hold of, attack, infect, strike, strike at, hit

      change, alter, modify, transform, form, shape, control, govern, determine, decide, guide, sway, bias

    in effect

      ‘the battle had, in effect, already been won’

      SYNONYMS

      really, in reality, in truth, in fact, in actual fact, effectively, essentially, in essence, virtually, practically, in practical terms, for all practical purposes, to all intents and purposes, in all but name, all but, as good as, more or less, as near as dammit, almost, nearly, well nigh, nigh on, just about

      South African

      plus-minus

      informal

      pretty much, pretty nearly, pretty well

    be in effect

      ‘is this law yet in effect?’

      SYNONYMS

      be in force, be in operation, act, stand, apply, be applied, run, be valid, remain valid, be current, function, be efficacious, hold good, be the case, be the order of the day, obtain, hold, be prevalent, prevail, pertain, be established

    put something into effect

      ‘the plans have not yet been put into effect’

      SYNONYMS

      implement, apply, put into action, put into practice, execute, enact, carry out, carry through, perform, administer

      fulfil, discharge, accomplish, bring about, achieve, realize, contrive, effect

      enforce, impose

      rare

      effectuate

    take effect

      1‘these measures will take effect on 23rd November’

      SYNONYMS

      come into force, come into operation, come into being, begin, become operative, become valid, become law, apply, be applied

      ANTONYMS

      lapse

      effect

      2‘the drug started to take effect’

      SYNONYMS

      work, act, be effective, produce results, have the desired effect, be efficacious

      ANTONYMS

      wear off

      effect
    to no effect

      1‘his efforts were all to no effect’

      SYNONYMS

      ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, vain, in vain, futile, to no avail, unavailing, useless, unsuccessful, non-successful, nugatory, failed, fruitless, unproductive, profitless, unprofitable, pointless, to no purpose, abortive, inadequate

      archaic

      for nought, bootless

      rare

      Sisyphean

      ANTONYMS

      effective, successful

      2‘they can bluster to their hearts' content to no effect’

      SYNONYMS

      in vain, unsuccessfully, vainly, without success, to no avail, to no purpose, ineffectually, with no result, fruitlessly, profitlessly, unproductively

      ANTONYMS

      successfully