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effect /i'fekt/
  • danh từ
    • kết quả
      • cause and effect: nguyên nhân và kết quả
    • hiệu lực, hiệu quả, tác dụng
      • of no effect: không có hiệu quả
      • with effect from today: có hiệu lực kể từ ngày hôm nay
    • tác động, ảnh hưởng; ấn tượng
      • the effect of light on plants: ảnh hưởng của ánh sáng lên cây cối
    • mục đích, ý định
      • to this effect: vì mục đích đó
    • (số nhiều) của, của cải, vật dụng
      • personal effects: vật dụng riêng
    • (vật lý) hiệu ứng
    • to bring into effect; to carry into effect
      • thực hiện, thi hành
    • to come into effect
      • to take effect
        • (xem) come
      • to give effect to
        • làm cho có hiệu lực, thi hành
      • in effect: thực thế; vì mục đích thiết thực
      • to no effect
        • không hiệu quả, không có kết quả
    • ngoại động từ
      • thực hiện
      • đem lại
        • to effect a change: đem lại sự thay đổi
      • to effect an insurance
        • to effect a policy of insurrance
          • ký một hợp đồng bảo hiểm
Concise Dictionary
+a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
+an outward appearance
+(of a law) having legal validity
+a symptom caused by an illness or a drug
+an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)
+the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
+act so as to bring into existence

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 result, consequence, outcome, conclusion, upshot, aftermath, impact:
The effects of the storm could be seen everywhere.
2 effectiveness, efficacy, force, power, capacity, potency, influence, impression, impact, Colloq clout, punch:
His threats had no effect.
3 significance, meaning, signification, purport, sense, essence, drift, implication, import, tenor, purpose, intent, intention, object, objective:
She said 'Get lost', or words to that effect.
4 impact, impression, form, sensation:
He didn't mean that, he just said it for effect.
5 in effect. effectively, virtually, for (all) practical purposes, so to speak, more or less; actually, in (point of) fact, really, essentially, basically, at bottom, in truth, truly, to all intents and purposes, at the end of the day, any way you look at it:
She always spoke of him as her adopted son and this, in effect, was what he was.
6 take effect. become operative or operational, come into force, begin or start to work or function or operate:
The regulation doesn't take effect till next week.
7 bring about, cause, make happen or take place, effectuate, achieve, accomplish, secure, obtain, make, execute, carry out, produce, create:
The opposition was unable to effect any change in the law.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ noun
1 [C, U] ~ (on sb/sth) a change that sb/sth causes in sb/sth else; a result: the effect of heat on metal + dramatic / long-term effects + to learn to distinguish between cause and effect + the beneficial effects of exercise + Modern farming methods can have an adverse effect on the environment. + Her criticisms had the effect of discouraging him completely. + Despite her ordeal, she seems to have suffered no ill effects. + I can certainly feel the effects of too many late nights. + 'I'm feeling really depressed.' 'The winter here has that effect sometimes.' + I tried to persuade him, but with little or no effect.
2 [C, U] a particular look, sound or impression that sb, such as an artist or a writer, wants to create: The overall effect of the painting is overwhelming. + The stage lighting gives the effect of a moonlit scene. + Add a scarf for a casual effect. + He only behaves like that for effect (= in order to impress people).
3 (effects) [pl.] (formal, written) your personal possessions: The insurance policy covers all baggage and personal effects.
Idioms: bring / put sth into effect to cause sth to come into use: The recommendations will soon be put into effect.
come into effect to come into use; to begin to apply: New controls come into effect next month.
in effect
1 used when you are stating what the facts of a situation are: In effect, the two systems are identical. + His wife had, in effect, run the government for the past six months. + By asking for these particular qualifications, you are, in effect, excluding most women from applying.
2 (of a law or rule) in use: These laws are in effect in twenty states.
take effect
1 to start to produce the results that are intended: The aspirins soon take effect.
2 to come into use; to begin to apply: The new law takes effect from tomorrow.
to the effect that ...
to this / that effect used to show that you are giving the general meaning of what sb has said or written rather than the exact words: He left a note to the effect that he would not be coming back. + She told me to get out-or words to that effect.
to good, great, dramatic, etc. effect producing a good, successful, dramatic, etc. result or impression
to no effect not producing the result you intend or hope for: We warned them, but to no effect.
with immediate effect
with effect from ... (formal) starting now; starting from ...: The government has cut interest rates with effect from the beginning of next month.
+ verb [VN] (formal) to make sth happen: to effect a cure / change / recovery - AFFECT
Collocation Dictionary

1 change that is caused by sth


decisive, dramatic, far-reaching, important, marked, powerful, profound, significant, strong | marginal, minimal, modest, negligible | chief, main, major, principal | full
The full effects of the new tax have not yet been felt.
| apparent, appreciable, detectable, discernible, measurable, noticeable, visible | likely, possible, potential, predictable, probable | subtle | disproportionate | residual | adverse, catastrophic, crippling, damaging, debilitating, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, devastating, disastrous, harmful, ill, negative, serious, traumatic, undesirable, unfortunate
the crippling effect of sanctions on the economy He didn't seem to have suffered any ill effects from his fall.
| beneficial, positive, salutary | the desired
We had problems with mosquitoes, but this spray had the desired effect.
| magical, remarkable
Giving up smoking had a magical effect on his stamina.
| immediate | direct, indirect | short-term | lasting, long-term, permanent | domino, knock-on, ripple, spin-off
Any delay in delivery of materials will have a knock-on effect throughout the production process. (see also
side effect
| practical | aggregate, combined, cumulative, net, overall | qualitative, quantitative | cohesive | divisive | deterrent, disincentive
The deterrent effect of the death penalty has long been questioned. Heavy taxation has a disincentive effect.
| calming, hypnotic, soothing, soporific | curative, restorative, therapeutic | placebo | inflationary | corrosive | greenhouse
policies to reduce emissions of gases which cause the greenhouse effect


bring about, exert, have, produce
The drug exerts a powerful effect on the brain.
| take
The medicine started to take effect after a few minutes.
| feel, experience, suffer (from)
Women feel the effects of alcohol more quickly than men.
| recover from | observe | show | assess, determine, estimate, examine, measure, study | ameliorate, cushion, lessen, minimize, mitigate, reduce, soften
to minimize the effects of economic change
| cancel out | counter, counteract, offset | compound, magnify, maximize | avoid | aim at
That is precisely the effect I was aiming at.
| be worried about, fear | underestimate | ignore


spread | last | wear off
How soon will the effects of the drug wear off?


in ~
The border closure meant, in effect, that no trade took place between the countries.
| to this/that ~
They told us to go away, or words to that effect.
| with … ~
The plague struck London again with devastating effect.
| ~ on/upon
The dry weather had an adverse effect on the potato crops.


cause and effect
key historical concepts such as cause and effect
| to little/no effect
The air-conditioning came on, to little effect.

2 use of an official rule/plan, etc.




come into
The new regulations come into effect next month.
| bring sth into, put sth into
The recommendations will soon be put into effect.


in ~
Some laws from the eighteenth century are still in effect.
| with ~
The bank has cut interest rates with immediate effect.

3 impression that a speaker/book/film, etc. gives


dramatic, startling, striking, stunning | maximum, optimum | the desired
I found that by adding white I could achieve the desired effect.
| overall
The overall effect of the painting is overwhelming.


give (sth), have
The stage lighting gives the effect of a moonlit scene.
| achieve, create | enhance, heighten
The dramatic effect was heightened by her black dress and dead white face.
| mar, spoil


for … ~
‘You know why I'm here?’ Doug paused for maximum effect.
| to … ~
She uses animal sounds to startling effect in her music.

4 techniques used when making sth


special | cinematic | audio, sound | optical, visual | lighting | elaborate | digital

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