Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “effect”

effect

noun /iˈfekt/
a result or consequence
efecto, consecuencia
He is suffering from the effects of overeating His discovery had little effect at first.
an impression given or produced
efecto
The speech did not have much effect (on them) a pleasing effect.
effective /-tiv/ adjective having power to produce, or producing, a desired result
eficaz
These new teaching methods have proved very effective.
striking or pleasing
llamativo, vistoso; logrado
an effective display of flowers.
in operation; working; active
en vigor, vigente
The new law becomes effective next week.
effectively /-tivli/ adverb
eficazmente
The treatment works very effectively on most patients.
effectiveness /iˈfektivnis/ noun
eficacia
effects noun plural property; goods
bienes
She left few personal effects when she died.
in drama etc , devices for producing suitable sounds, lighting etc to accompany a play etc
efectos
sound effects.
effectual /-tʃuəl/ adjective successful in producing the desired results
eficaz
He was not very effectual as an organizer.
come into effect (of a law etc) to begin to operate
entrar en vigor
The law came into effect last month.
for effect for the sake of making an impression
para impresionar
You don’t mean that – you only said it for effect.
in effect (of a rule etc) in operation
en vigor
That law is no longer in effect.
in truth or in practical terms
de hecho
In effect, our opinions differed very little.
put into effect to put (a law etc) into operation
aplicar algo
He has begun to put his theories into effect.
take effect to begin to work; to come into force
hacer efecto
When will the drug take effect?
(Definition of effect from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “effect” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

look on the bright side

to find good things in a bad situation

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More