Textual thesaurus for "effect"

(noun) impression

an outward appearance

he made a good impression; I wanted to create an impression of success; she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting

(noun) force

(of a law) having legal validity

the law is still in effect

(noun) core, gist, essence, burden

the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

(noun) consequence, event, issue, result, outcome, upshot

a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise; his decision had depressing consequences for business; he acted very wise after the event

(verb) set up, effectuate


The scientists set up a shock wave