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tr.v. ef·fec·tu·at·ed, ef·fec·tu·at·ing, ef·fec·tu·ates
To bring about; effect.
[Medieval Latin effectuāre, effectuāt-, from Latin effectus, an effect; see effect.]
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(tr) to cause to happen; effect; accomplish
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v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to bring about; effect.
[1570–80; < Medieval Latin]
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Past participle: effectuated
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|Verb||1.||effectuate - produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave"|
accomplish, carry out, carry through, fulfil, fulfill, action, execute - put in effect; "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation"
precipitate - bring about abruptly; "The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution"
induce, hasten, stimulate, rush - cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
cause, do, make - give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
serve - contribute or conduce to; "The scandal served to increase his popularity"
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1. To be the cause of:
bring, bring about, bring on, cause, effect, generate, induce, ingenerate, lead to, make, occasion, result in, secure, set off, stir (up), touch off, trigger.
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