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English definition of “effect”

effect

verb [T]     /ɪˈfekt/ formal
to achieve something and cause it to happen: As a political party they are trying to effect a change in the way that we think about our environment.Causing things to happenSucceeding, achieving and fulfilling Grammar:Affect or effect?Affect is a verb meaning ‘influence or cause someone or something to change’:See more
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