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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 ?
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.
I heard a very warm debate between two professors, about the most commodious and effectual ways and means of raising money, without grieving the subject.
Johnson has hit on the most effectual manner of plaguing us all.
But the misery is, that the most effectual means, are now applied to the ends, least to be desired.
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.
Besides, if he could hope to find no bar to his happiness from the daughter, he thought himself certain of meeting an effectual bar in the father; who, though he was a country squire in his diversions, was perfectly a man of the world in whatever regarded his fortune; had the most violent affection for his only daughter, and had often signified, in his cups, the pleasure he proposed in seeing her married to one of the richest men in the county.
If, on the other hand, they find us either destitute of an effectual government (each State doing right or wrong, as to its rulers may seem convenient), or split into three or four independent and probably discordant republics or confederacies, one inclining to Britain, another to France, and a third to Spain, and perhaps played off against each other by the three, what a poor, pitiful figure will America make in their eyes
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.
Next to the effectual establishment of the Union, the best possible precaution against danger from standing armies is a limitation of the term for which revenue may be appropriated to their support.
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.
The transition from this disposition to that of considering them masters, is neither remote nor difficult; but it is very difficult to prevail upon a people under such impressions, to make a bold or effectual resistance to usurpations supported by the military power.
Fortunately their plot was overheard by John Day, the Kentuckian, and communicated to the partners, who took quiet and effectual means to frustrate it.