effectual

  • 1Effectual — Ef*fec tu*al (?; 135), a. [See {Effect}, n.] Producing, or having adequate power or force to produce, an intended effect; adequate; efficient; operative; decisive. Shak. [1913 Webster] Effectual steps for the suppression of the rebellion.… …

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  • 2effectual — index active, adequate, capable, causal, cogent, competent, constructive (creative), decisive …

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  • 3effectual — late 14c., O.Fr. effectuel, from L.L. effectualis, from L. effectus accomplishment, performance (see EFFECT (Cf. effect)). Used properly of actions (not agents) and with a sense having the effect aimed at. Related: Effectually; effectuality …

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  • 4effectual — *effective, efficacious, efficient Analogous words: effecting, accomplishing, achieving, fulfilling (see PERFORM): operative, dynamic, *active: decisive, determinative, *conclusive Antonyms: ineffectual: fruitless Contrasted words: *futile, v …

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  • 5effectual — [adj] influential; authoritative accomplishing, achieving, adequate, binding, capable, conclusive, decisive, determinative, effecting, effective, efficacious, efficient, forcible, fulfilling, in force, lawful, legal, licit, potent, powerful,… …

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  • 6effectual — ► ADJECTIVE 1) effective. 2) Law (of a legal document) valid or binding. DERIVATIVES effectuality noun effectually adverb effectualness noun …

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  • 7effectual — [e fek′cho͞o əl, ifek′cho͞o əl; ] often [ ēfek′cho͞o əl, əfek′cho͞o əl] adj. [ME < OFr effectuel < ML effectualis] 1. producing, or able to produce, the desired effect 2. having legal force; valid SYN. EFFECTIVE effectuality [ə… …

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  • 8Effectual — L Effectual correspond à une rationalité qui s oppose au mode causal ou prédictif. L Effectuation est un paradigme pragmatiste du management. Partant d’une question de recherche plutôt évidente « quel est le processus de décision des… …

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  • 9effectual — effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient 1. All these words mean ‘having an effect’ of some kind, but with different applications and shades of meaning. Effective means ‘having a definite or desired effect’ that is actual rather than… …

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  • 10effectual — [[t]ɪfe̱ktʃuəl[/t]] ADJ GRADED If an action or plan is effectual, it succeeds in producing the results that were intended. [FORMAL] This is the only effectual way to secure our present and future happiness. Syn: effective Ant: ineffectual …

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  • 11effectual — adjective 1) effectual political action Syn: effective, successful, productive, constructive; worthwhile, helpful, beneficial, advantageous, valuable, useful; formal efficacious See note at effective 2) Law …

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  • 12effectual — effectually, adv. effectualness, effectuality, n. /i fek chooh euhl/, adj. 1. producing or capable of producing an intended effect; adequate. 2. valid or binding, as an agreement or document. [1350 1400; ME effectuel ( < AF), late ME effectual <&#8230; …

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  • 13effectual — See effective, efficient, effectual …

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  • 14effectual — ef|fec|tu|al [ ı fektʃuəl ] adjective FORMAL producing the effect that you intended: EFFECTIVE: Nothing could be more effectual in calming her mind than silence. ╾ ef|fec|tu|al|ly adverb …

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  • 15effectual — adjective Date: 14th century producing or able to produce a desired effect Synonyms: see effective • effectuality noun • effectualness noun …

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  • 16effectual — adjective /iˈfɛktʃuəl/ Producing the intended result; entirely adequate. Ant: ineffectual See Also: effect, effective, effectivity, efficacious …

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  • 17effectual — Synonyms and related words: able, achieving, active, actual, adequate, ascertained, attested, authenticated, authoritative, banausic, behind the scenes, binding, capable, categorically true, causal, causative, certain, certified, charismatic,&#8230; …

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  • 18effectual — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Effective] Syn. adequate, efficient, qualified; see effective . 2. [Legally valid] Syn. authoritative, binding, valid; see legal 1 . See Synonym Study at effective . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Producing or able&#8230; …

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  • 19effectual — ef|fec|tu|al [ıˈfektʃuəl] adj formal producing the result that was wanted or intended = ↑effective ≠ ↑ineffectual …

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  • 20effectual — ef fec·tu·al || tʃʊəl adj. able to produce the desired effect; effective; legally binding (Law) …

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