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[ih-fek-choo-eyt] /ɪˈfɛk tʃuˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), effectuated, effectuating.
to bring about; effect.
Origin of effectuate
1570-80; < Medieval Latin effectuātus brought to pass (past participle of effectuāre), equivalent to Latin effectu-, stem of effectus effect (see effect) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
effectuation, noun
uneffectuated, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for effectuate
  • If it were even to take pains to prevent their importation, it would not be able to effectuate it.
  • Someone must decide what sentence will best effectuate these objectives.
  • effectuate the determination or send the case for effectuation.
British Dictionary definitions for effectuate


(transitive) to cause to happen; effect; accomplish
Derived Forms
effectuation, noun
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Word Origin and History for effectuate

1570s, from French effectuer, from Latin effectus (see effect (n.)). Related: Effectuated; effectuating.

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