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Definition 1: marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where efficacious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • written propaganda is less efficacious than the habits and prejudices...of the readers
  • the medicine is efficacious in stopping a cough

(efficacious is similar to ...) works well as a means or remedy

"an effective reprimand" "a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat"

(means also ...) producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

"an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation" "effective teaching methods" "effective steps toward peace" "made an effective entrance" "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action" "an efficacious law"

(... are attributes of efficacious) capacity or power to produce a desired effect

"concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine"

Definition 2: producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where efficacious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation
  • effective teaching methods
  • effective steps toward peace
  • made an effective entrance
  • his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action
  • an efficacious law

Synonyms for efficacious in the sense of this definition

(efficacious is similar to ...) characterized by or full of force and vigor

"a hard-hitting expose" "a trenchant argument"

(efficacious is similar to ...) markedly effective as if by emotional pressure

"impelling skill as a teller of tales" "an impelling personality"

(efficacious is similar to ...) producing a strong effect

"gave an impressive performance as Othello" "a telling gesture"

(efficacious is similar to ...) crude but effective for the purpose at hand

(means also ...) being of use or service

"the girl felt motherly and useful" "a useful job" "a useful member of society"

(means also ...) having great power or force or potency or effect

"the most powerful government in western Europe" "his powerful arms" "a powerful bomb" "the horse's powerful kick" "powerful drugs" "a powerful argument"

(means also ...) having a strong physiological or chemical effect

"a potent toxin" "potent liquor" "a potent cup of tea" "a stiff drink"

(means also ...) being effective without wasting time or effort or expense

"an efficient production manager" "efficient engines save gas"

(means also ...) marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect

"written propaganda is less efficacious than the habits and prejudices...of the readers" "the medicine is efficacious in stopping a cough"

(... are attributes of efficacious) power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect

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