Textual thesaurus for "effective"

(adj) efficient

able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively

people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons...-G.B.Shaw; effective personnel; an efficient secretary; the efficient cause of the revolution

(adj) in effect, in force, good

exerting force or influence

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

(adj) effectual, efficacious

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-LewisMumford; effective teaching methods; effective steps toward peace; made an effective entrance; his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action; an efficacious law