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producing or able to produce a desired effect

in effect

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producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

able to accomplish a purpose

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works well as a means or remedy

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exerting force or influence

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existing in fact

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Formerly the anger of the father was the supremely effective sanction of these rites, but Mr Verloc's placidity in domestic life would have made all mention of anger incredible even to poor Stevie's nervousness.
I believe the students would rather take the pills than study, and certainly the pills are a more effective method.
Again and again the Arabs charged, at last forming a stationary circle about the little fortress, and outside the effective range of the defenders' arrows.
He was now too close upon me for the cudgel to prove of any effective assistance, so I merely threw it as heavily as I could at his advancing bulk.
The arrangement commended itself to his judgement as simple and effective.
Nor with such a man could you expect the appeal to conscience to be effective.