effect

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effect is part of the Basic English 850.
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effect is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
effect

Pronunciation[change]

Homophones[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
effect

Plural
effects

  1. An effect is something that is caused by something else.
    His comments had a visible effect on those who heard it.
    The effect of the change was small.
  2. If a law, agreement, change, etc. takes effect, it officially begins.
    The closing of the company takes effect at midnight.
    The new rules have been in effect since January.
  3. A sound effect is a way to make a sound for a performance artificially.
    The used a lot of normal materials to create the sound effects for the show.
  4. A special effect is a way to make an image for a performance artificially.
    They didn't really cut his hand off, but the special effect made it look real.

Verb[change]

Plain form
effect

Third-person singular
effects

Past tense
effected

Past participle
effected

Present participle
effecting

  1. If you effect a change, you make it happen.
    I will effect the change without your help.

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