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Part of Speech: noun
Results: 11
5. Power to produce results; efficiency; force; importance; account; as, to speak with effect.
6. The purport; the sum and substance.
8. Consequence intended; purpose; meaning; general intent; - with to.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To produce, as a cause or agent; to cause to be.
Examples of usage:
  • Wall, I told him I thought that would be a good plan, or words to that effect. - "Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician", Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley).
  • See that curious effect, Bianca! - "The Red Cross Girls with Pershing to Victory", Margaret Vandercook.
  • The Disintegrators' Awful Effect. - "Edison's Conquest of Mars", Garrett Putman Serviss.
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