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ef·fec·tu·al

 (ĭ-fĕk′cho͞o-əl)
adj.
Producing or sufficient to produce a desired effect. See Synonyms at effective.

[Middle English effectuel, from Old French, from Late Latin effectuālis, from Latin effectus, result, effect; see effect.]

ef·fec′tu·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
ef·fec′tu·al·ly adv.

effectual

(ɪˈfɛktjʊəl)
adj
1. capable of or successful in producing an intended result; effective
2. (Law) (of documents, agreements, etc) having legal force
efˌfectuˈality, efˈfectualness n

ef•fec•tu•al

(ɪˈfɛk tʃu əl)

adj.
producing an intended effect.
[1350–1400; < Medieval Latin effectuālis= Latin effectu-, s. of effectus effect + ālis –al1]
ef•fec′tu•al•ly, adv.
ef•fec′tu•al•ness, ef•fec`tu•al′i•ty, n.
syn: See effective.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.effectual - 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"-LewisMumford; "effective teaching methods"; "effective steps toward peace"; "made an effective entrance"; "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action"; "an efficacious law"
efficacious - marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect; "written propaganda is less efficacious than the habits and prejudices...of the readers"-Aldous Huxley; "the medicine is efficacious in stopping a cough"
efficient - being effective without wasting time or effort or expense; "an efficient production manager"; "efficient engines save gas"
potent, stiff, strong - having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink"
powerful - having great power or force or potency or effect; "the most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument"
useful, utile - being of use or service; "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"
2.effectual - having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the property"
valid - well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force; "a valid inference"; "a valid argument"; "a valid contract"

effectual

effectual

adjective
Producing or able to produce a desired effect:
Translations
ناجِع، فَعّال
effektivvirkningsfuld
áhrifaríkur
etkinistenilen sonucu veren

effectual

[ɪˈfektjʊəl] ADJeficaz

effectual

[ɪˈfɛktʃuəl] adj (= effective) [action, plan] → efficace

effectual

adj, effectually
adv (form)wirksam; we solved the problem more effectuallywir haben das Problem besser gelöst

effectual

[ɪˈfɛktjʊəl] adj (frm) → efficace

effect

(iˈfekt) noun
1. a result or consequence. He is suffering from the effects of over-eating; His discovery had little effect at first.
2. an impression given or produced. The speech did not have much effect (on them); a pleasing effect.
verb
to make happen; to bring about. He tried to effect a reconciliation between his parents.
efˈfective (-tiv) adjective
1. having power to produce, or producing, a desired result. These new teaching methods have proved very effective.
2. striking or pleasing. an effective display of flowers.
3. in operation; working; active. The new law becomes effective next week.
efˈfectively (-tivli) adverb
efˈfects noun plural
1. property; goods. She left few personal effects when she died.
2. in drama etc, devices for producing suitable sounds, lighting etc to accompany a play etc. sound effects.
efˈfectual (-tʃuəl) adjective
successful in producing the desired results. He was not very effectual as an organiser.
come into effect
(of a law etc) to begin to operate. The law came into effect last month.
for effect
for the sake of making an impression. You don't mean that – you only said it for effect.
in effect
1. (of a rule etc) in operation. That law is no longer in effect.
2. in truth or in practical terms. In effect our opinions differed very little.
put into effect
to put (a law etc) into operation. He has begun to put his theories into effect.
take effect
to begin to work; to come into force. When will the drug take effect?
References in classic literature ?
It was evident that his mind was not in working order yet, and his ideas needed clarifying, for often in the middle of a plaintive strain, he would find himself humming a dancing tune that vividly recalled the Christmas ball at Nice, especially the stout Frenchman, and put an effectual stop to tragic composition for the time being.
One arm of the river flowed through a deep, narrow ravine, which its current had worn in the soft rock, directly beneath his feet, forming an effectual defense, as he believed, against any danger from that quarter; the water, a few rods above them, plunging, glancing, and sweeping along in its most violent and broken manner.
In fact, this scaffold constituted a portion of a penal machine, which now, for two or three generations past, has been merely historical and traditionary among us, but was held, in the old time, to be as effectual an agent, in the promotion of good citizenship, as ever was the guillotine among the terrorists of France.
If you are cheated out of a single dollar by your neighbor, you do not rest satisfied with knowing you are cheated, or with saying that you are cheated, or even with petitioning him to pay you your due; but you take effectual steps at once to obtain the full amount, and see to it that you are never cheated again.
It's not only cheaper, but it's more effectual than the other way, for if wires break or get tangled, no harm is done.
Elinor, this eldest daughter, whose advice was so effectual, possessed a strength of understanding, and coolness of judgment, which qualified her, though only nineteen, to be the counsellor of her mother, and enabled her frequently to counteract, to the advantage of them all, that eagerness of mind in Mrs.
She had a distinct intention as to the use of the scissors; and having cut the linen strip in a jagged but effectual manner, in two moments she had run out at the open door where the sunshine was inviting her, while poor Silas believed her to be a better child than usual.
O Son, in whom my Soul hath chief delight, Son of my bosom, Son who art alone My word, my wisdom, and effectual might, All hast thou spok'n as my thoughts are, all As my Eternal purpose hath decreed: Man shall not quite be lost, but sav'd who will, Yet not of will in him, but grace in me Freely voutsaft; once more I will renew His lapsed powers, though forfeit and enthrall'd By sin to foul exorbitant desires; Upheld by me, yet once more he shall stand On even ground against his mortal foe, By me upheld, that he may know how frail His fall'n condition is, and to me ow All his deliv'rance, and to none but me.
Advancing, therefore, without much order, they had just crossed the brook with a part of their followers, when they were assailed in front, flank, and rear at once, with an impetuosity to which, in their confused and ill-prepared condition, it was impossible to offer effectual resistance.
At sight of their uniforms excitement revived; there was a general conviction that something effectual would be done now.
I'm not a doctor only; I'm a magistrate; and if I catch a breath of complaint against you, if it's only for a piece of incivility like tonight's, I'll take effectual means to have you hunted down and routed out of this.
This illustrious person had very usefully employed his studies, in finding out effectual remedies for all diseases and corruptions to which the several kinds of public administration are subject, by the vices or infirmities of those who govern, as well as by the licentiousness of those who are to obey.