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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 effectuated
  • Except as stated above, proposed changes in coverage shall not be effectuated without the prior approval of the insured.
  • If the payment has been effectuated the case will be treated as a reopening.
  • Courts have also recognized that an extradition may be effectuated pursuant to a statute rather than a treaty.
  • Those rescissions voluntarily effectuated by an insured are not required to be included in this report.
British Dictionary definitions for effectuated


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



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

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