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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Able to change or make something happen, bringing about the desired results. Also: Making a strong impression; impressive.

Usage examples (38)
  • An effective reprimand
  • A decline in the effective demand
  • The fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers
  • People who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons... for more
Tutoring comment
  • Her affective (relating to emotions or feelings) speech was effective (producing desired results) in raising money for her organization.
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