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Definitions of effective

  1.   producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect; " an air- cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long- distance transportation"- LewisMumford; " effective teaching methods"; " effective steps toward peace"; " made an effective entrance"; " his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action"; " an efficacious law"
  2.   Having power to effect: causing something: powerful: serviceable.
  3.   equipped and ready for service; " the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers"
  4.   Having power to effect; producing effect; active; serviceable; operative.
  5.   Having the power to effect; operative, or having the quality of producing effects; causing to be; efficient; fit for action.
  6.   existing in fact; not theoretical; real; " a decline in the effective demand"; " confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done"
  7.   Effectiveness.
  8.   ( military) equipped and ready for service; " the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers"
  9.   Having the power to produce a result; efficient; powerful; impressive; striking.
  10.   exerting force or influence; " the law is effective immediately"; " a warranty good for two years"; " the law is already in effect ( or in force)"
  11.   Producing effect; efficient.
  12.   able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively; " people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."- G. B. Shaw; " effective personnel"; " an efficient secretary"; " the efficient cause of the revolution"
  13.   Specie or coin, as distinguished from paper currency; - a term used in many parts of Europe.
  14.   That which produces a given effect; a cause.
  15.   One who is capable of active service.
  16.   works well as a means or remedy; " an effective reprimand"; " a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat"
  17.   Effectively.
  18.   The serviceable soldiers in a country; an army or any military body, collectively; as, France's effective.
  19.   Causing something; serviceable.
  20.   Having the power to produce an effect or effects; producing a decided or decisive effect; efficient; serviceable; operative; as, an effective force, remedy, speech; the effective men in a regiment.

Quotes of effective

  1. Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things. – Matthew Arnold
  2. In order to spur economic growth we need to put the brakes on out of control spending, lower Ohioans tax burden and create a most efficient and effective government. – Kenneth Blackwell
  3. American officials have bent over backwards to show how sensitive they are to Muslim culture. It didn't seem very effective They seem to be worried about winning the respect of other people. – Tucker Carlson
  4. To resort to power one need not be violent, and to speak to conscience one need not be meek. The most effective action both resorts to power and engages conscience. – Barbara Deming
  5. Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. – Peter Drucker
  6. We need better coordination on the international side, just as they need better and more effective efforts on the Somali side. We have too many reconstruction and development assistance plans. – Jan Egeland
  7. Companies are starting to measure how effective their customer service is and trying to understand what they can do to improve the customer service process. – Sanjay Kumar
  8. I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie -knife. – James Russell Lowell
  9. The actor depends wholly on himself. He gives his performance in what, to him, seems the most effective manner. – Bela Lugosi
  10. We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness. – Maxwell Maltz
  11. Tough love- I'm kind of weary of that. I don't think it's so effective – Marguerite Moreau
  12. While one party may possess the levers of power, one party does not possess a monopoly on good ideas. Good lawmaking, after all, is about the ability to craft effective solutions. – Bill Owens
  13. Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words. – Francois Rabelais
  14. The combination of pictures and words together can be really effective and I began to realise in my career that unless I wrote my own words, then my message was diluted. – Galen Rowell
  15. Disinformation is most effective in a very narrow context. – Frank Snepp

Usage examples for effective

  1. The superintendent had an idea that they might be more effective than a search warrant. ” – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
  2. If ladies will give some attention to the make or cut and style of their dresses, the most simple materials will look exceedingly effective – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge
  3. In 1846 he patented an effective binding pin" for fastening loose sheets, which might have been a financial success if it had been properly pushed. ” – Herbert Spencer by J. Arthur Thomson
  4. When Mrs. Young and I began our work together the question was frequently asked why women alone were working for effective voting? ” – An Autobiography by Catherine Helen Spence
  5. You will notice that I say Republican party, for when the Colored vote was most effective it was organized by the Republican party. ” – The Negro and the elective franchise. A Series Of Papers And A Sermon (The American Negro Academy. Occasional Papers, No. 11.) by Archibald H. Grimké, Charles C. Cook, John Hope, John L. Love, Kelly Miller, and Rev. Frank J. Grimké
  6. It is true that, in war, the armed forces of the enemy, until they can no longer offer effective resistance, prevent the full attainment of the objective of the State. ” – Sound Military Decision by U.s. Naval War College
  7. But this is effective only when each pin is in working contact with the dog. ” – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  8. The latter possessed the hearts of the people and the confidence of the army, without which it was utterly impossible to undertake anything effective – The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete by Frederich Schiller
  9. There will be an increasing getting together for more effective action. ” – Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation by S. D. Gordon
  10. Any method, provided it is effective – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  11. So it continued for nearly one hour and a half, during which time the roll was being called, and a more effective scene I never witnessed. ” – Pius IX. And His Time by The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson
  12. Still less could we send from our own shores any force for the effective aid of Prussia. ” – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  13. They may be more generally effective because of their greater influence. ” – The History of the Negro Church by Carter Godwin Woodson
  14. “ " And will make you much more really useful and effective than ever you could have been alone," said Ermine. ” – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge
  15. It's effective for an extraordinary distance." ” – The Wailing Octopus by Harold Leland Goodwin
  16. “ A single application will be effective for a considerable time. ” – Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry by Pratt Food Co.
  17. It is the least effective part that you can touch a boy upon. ” – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  18. If this single thing alone appealed to his attention, the effort would be pleasing and effective – Increasing-Human-Efficiency-in-Business-a-contribution-to-the-psychology-of-business by Scott, Walter Dill