Effectuate Ef*fec"tu*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Effectuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Effectuating}.] [Cf. F. effectuer. See {Effect}, n. & v. t.] To bring to pass; to effect; to achieve; to accomplish; to fulfill. [1913 Webster]

A fit instrument to effectuate his desire. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

In order to effectuate the thorough reform. --G. T. Curtis. [1913 Webster]

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  • effectuate — I verb accomplish, achieve, attain, bring to maturity, bring to pass, carry into effect, carry into execution, carry through, cause, cause to happen, complete, effect, enact, enforce, execute, fulfill, manage, perform, produce, put in force,… …   Law dictionary

  • effectuate — 1570s, from Fr. effectuer, from L. effectus (see EFFECT (Cf. effect)). Related: Effectuated; effectuating …   Etymology dictionary

  • effectuate — [e fek′cho͞owāt΄, i fek′cho͞owāt΄, ] often [ē fek′cho͞owāt΄, ə′fek′cho͞owāt΄] vt. effectuated, effectuating [< Fr effectuer (< L effectus: see EFFECT), with ending after verbs in ate (e.g., ACTUATE)] to bring about; cause to happen; effect… …   English World dictionary

  • effectuate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Date: 1580 effect 2 • effectuation noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • effectuate — effectuation, n. /i fek chooh ayt /, v.t., effectuated, effectuating. to bring about; effect. [1570 80; < ML effectuatus brought to pass (ptp. of effectuare), equiv. to L effectu , s. of effectus EFFECT (see EFFECT) + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • effectuate — verb a) To be the cause of something. b) To bring about something; to effect or execute something. See Also: effect, effective, effectiveness, effectivity …   Wiktionary

  • effectuate — Synonyms and related words: abide by, accomplish, achieve, act, adhere to, administer, attain, author, be productive, bear, beget, breed, bring about, bring forth, bring into being, bring off, bring to effect, bring to fruition, bring to pass,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • effectuate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 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, stir1 (up), touch off, trigger. Idioms: bring to pass (or effect),… …   English dictionary for students

  • effectuate — ef|fec|tu|ate [ ı fektʃu,eıt ] verb transitive VERY FORMAL to make something that you have planned happen: CARRY OUT …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • effectuate — ef fec·tu·ate || tjÊŠeɪt v. cause, bring about, execute; effect …   English contemporary dictionary

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