Effect

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see also: 'bras bu

Something brought about by a cause or agent; a result. The power to produce an outcome or achieve a result; influence.

A scientific law, hypothesis, or phenomenon.

Advantage; avail.

The condition of being in full force or execution.

Something which produces a specific impression or supports a general design or intention.

A particular impression.

Production of a desired impression.

The basic or general meaning; import.

To bring into existence.
To produce as a result.
To bring about.

Synonyms: effect, consequence, result, outcome, upshot, sequel - These nouns denote an occurrence, situation, or condition which is caused by an antecedent:

An effect is produced by the action of an agent or a cause and follows it in time.

A consequence has a less sharply definable relationship to its cause.

A result is viewed as anything which is an end product of some operation of a cause.

An outcome more strongly implies finality and may suggest the operation of a cause over a relatively long period.

An upshot is a decisive result, often of the nature of a climax.

A sequel is a consequence that ensues after a lapse of time.

Something brought about by a cause or an agent; a result.
The power to produce an outcome or achieve a result; influence.
A scientific law, hypothesis, or phenomenon.
The condition of being in full force or execution.
Something which produces a specific impression or supports a general design or intention.

v. ef·fect·ed, ef·fect·ing, ef·fects
To bring into existence.
To produce as a result.
To bring about.