take effect
phrasal 1. to become operative 2. to be effective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • take effect — index occur (happen) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take effect — {v. phr.} 1. To have an unexpected or intended result; cause a change. * /It was nearly an hour before the sleeping pill took effect./ 2. To become lawfully right, or operative. * /The new tax law will not take effect until January./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take effect — {v. phr.} 1. To have an unexpected or intended result; cause a change. * /It was nearly an hour before the sleeping pill took effect./ 2. To become lawfully right, or operative. * /The new tax law will not take effect until January./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take effect — 1) to start to produce the results that were intended Try to relax for a couple of hours until the pills take effect. Measures to reduce costs are beginning to take effect. 2) if a new rule or law takes effect, it starts to be used The new… …   English dictionary

  • take effect — 1) these measures will take effect in May Syn: come into force, come into operation, become operative, begin, become valid, become law, apply, be applied 2) the drug started to take effect Syn: work, act, be effective …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • take\ effect — v. phr. 1. To have an unexpected or intended result; cause a change. It was nearly an hour before the sleeping pill took effect. 2. To become lawfully right, or operative. The new tax law will not take effect until January. •• to become effective …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take effect — have an effect, cause a change    In two minutes the drug will take effect and you will feel sleepy …   English idioms

  • take effect — verb go into effect or become effective or operative The new law will take effect next month • Hypernyms: ↑become, ↑go, ↑get • Verb Frames: Something s …   Useful english dictionary

  • take effect — verb to become active; to become effective The medication wont begin to take effect for 3 4 hours …   Wiktionary

  • take effect — to start working. The medicine takes effect in less than a half hour. New voter registration laws took effect last year …   New idioms dictionary

  • take effect — become legally right or operative The new laws related to alcohol took effect early last month …   Idioms and examples

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