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1. effective

adjective. ['ɪˈfɛktɪv, ˈiːfɛktɪv'] producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect.

Synonyms

  • stiff
  • strong
  • effectuality
  • impelling
  • impressive
  • effectiveness
  • efficacious
  • effectual
  • trenchant
  • efficient
  • utile
  • effectivity
  • hard-hitting
  • effectualness
  • powerful
  • rough-and-ready
  • telling
  • useful

Antonyms

  • ineffectiveness
  • impotent
  • powerless
  • useless
  • ineffective

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Rhymes with Effective

  • abortive
  • accommodative
  • accumulative
  • accusative
  • acquisitive
  • active
  • adaptive
  • addictive
  • additive
  • additive
  • adjective
  • administrative
  • adoptive
  • affective
  • affirmative
  • airmotive
  • alliterative
  • alliterative
  • anticompetitive
  • anti-infective

How do you pronounce effective?

Pronounce effective as ˈifɛktɪv.

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Sentences with effective


1. Adjective
Learning the vocabulary of argument-based writing can help college students think more critically and become more effective classroom communicators.

Quotes about effective


1. Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
- Karen Horney

2. Humor can be an incredible lacerating and effective weapon. And that is the way I use it.
- Carl Hiaasen

3. Using no control and using humor will build a relationship and make a dent to where the client puts the counselor in their quality world and then begins to relate and seek out the counselor. Effective therapy begins with the acceptance of the therapist into the client's quality world.
- William Glasser

2. cost-effective

adjective. productive relative to the cost.

Synonyms

  • cost-efficient

Antonyms

  • ineffective
  • incompetent

3. effective

adjective. ['ɪˈfɛktɪv, ˈiːfɛktɪv'] able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively.

Synonyms

  • competent

Antonyms

  • sober
  • irresolute

4. effective

adjective. ['ɪˈfɛktɪv, ˈiːfɛktɪv'] works well as a means or remedy.

Antonyms

  • weak

5. effective

adjective. ['ɪˈfɛktɪv, ˈiːfɛktɪv'] exerting force or influence.

Synonyms

  • in force
  • in effect
  • operative

Antonyms

  • informal
  • woman
  • flexible
  • mobile

6. effective

adjective. ['ɪˈfɛktɪv, ˈiːfɛktɪv'] existing in fact; not theoretical; real.

Synonyms

  • existent

Antonyms

  • sterile
  • uninfluential

7. effective

adjective. ['ɪˈfɛktɪv, ˈiːfɛktɪv'] ready for service.

Antonyms

  • frail
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