effect [ih-fekt] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Definition:||carry out, accomplish|
|Synonyms:||achieve, actualize, actuate, begin, bring about, bring off, bring on, buy, carry through, cause, complete, conceive, conclude, consummate, create, do a number, do one's thing, do the job, do the trick, do to a T, draw on, effectuate, enact, enforce, execute, fulfill, generate, get across, get to, give rise to, implement, induce, initiate, invoke, make, make it, make waves, perform, procure, produce, pull it off, put across, realize, render, secure, sell, turn out, turn the trick, unzip, yield|
|Notes:||as a noun, affect means 'a feeling or emotion,' whereas effect means 'the result or consequence of some action or process'; as a verb, to affect means 'to exert an influence upon,' and implies the action of a stimulus that can produce a response or reaction, whereas to effect means 'to bring about as a result'
effect is a noun referring to a thing, but if you mean an action, that is affect; if you want the verb meaning 'achieve, bring about,' that is effect
|Antonyms:||fail, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook|