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English definition of “effect”

effect

noun [U] (USE)    /ɪˈfekt/
C2 use: The present system of payment will remain in effect (= be used) until the end of the rental agreement . When do the new driving laws come into effect? The new salary increases will take effect (= begin ) from January onwards .Using and misusing Grammar:Affect or effect?Affect is a verb meaning ‘influence or cause someone or something to change’:
(Definition of effect noun (USE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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