effectnounuk us /ɪˈfekt/
effect noun (RESULT)
- Her words had a soothing effect.
- This drug may have the effect of speeding up your heart rate.
- I worry about the effect that violent movies may have on children.
- Certain chemicals have been banned because of their damaging effect on the environment.
- It's important to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun.
effect noun (USE)
- Their movements have been severely limited since the laws came into effect.
- Measures to reduce crime have yet to be put into effect.
- The new law will come into effect early next year.
- The new rates came into effect from January.
- It remains to be seen whether the government will bring these recommendations into effect.
effect noun (THEATRE, ETC.)
effect noun (POSSESSIONS)
effectverb [T]uk us /ɪˈfekt/ formal
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