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[ih-fek-choo-eyt] /ɪˈfɛk tʃuˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), effectuated, effectuating.
1.
to bring about; effect.
Origin
1570-1580
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
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British Dictionary definitions for effectuating

effectuate

/ɪˈfɛktjʊˌeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to cause to happen; effect; accomplish
Derived Forms
effectuation, noun
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Word Origin and History for effectuating
effectuate
1570s, from Fr. effectuer, from L. effectus (see effect). Related: Effectuated.
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