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'effective' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'effective'
1. producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation
effective teaching methods
effective steps toward peace
made an effective entrance
2. able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons...
effective personnel
3. works well as a means or remedy
an effective reprimand
a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat
4. exerting force or influence
the law is effective immediately
5. existing in fact; not theoretical; real
a decline in the effective demand
confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done
6. ready for service
the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers
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