Synonyms for effect


1. consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot, phenomenon
usage: a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
2. impression, effect, appearance, visual aspect
usage: an outward appearance; "he made a good impression"; "I wanted to create an impression of success"; "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting"
3. effect, impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion
usage: an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived); "he just did it for effect"
4. effect, essence, burden, core, gist, meaning, significance, signification, import
usage: the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
5. effect, force, validity, validness
usage: (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect"
6. effect, symptom
usage: a symptom caused by an illness or a drug; "the effects of sleep loss"; "the effect of the anesthetic"


1. effect, effectuate, set up, cause, do, make
usage: produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave"
2. effect, act, move
usage: act so as to bring into existence; "effect a change"
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