To take effect

to become operative, to accomplish aims.
- Shak.
See under Effect, and Fire.

See also: Effect, Take

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Not long before the ban was to take effect, two French journalists were kidnapped in Iraq by a group called the Islamic Army of Iraq that demanded repeal of the ban.
The European Union imposed a similar ban this year, to take effect next August.
To avoid the application of the new law and this regulation, XYZ worked feverishly to obtain a building permit before the new rules were to take effect. Even under the current regulatory regime, however, there were still hurdles for XYZ to jump before they could procure the coveted building permit.