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Definition 1: in actuality or reality or fact - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where in effect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she is effectively his wife
  • in effect, they had no choice

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Definition 2: exerting force or influence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where in effect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the law is effective immediately
  • a warranty good for two years
  • the law is already in effect (or in force)

Synonyms for in effect in the sense of this definition

(in effect is similar to ...) being in force or having or exerting force

"operative regulations" "the major tendencies operative in the American political system"

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