Definitions For Effect


  • An outward appearance
  • (of a law) having legal validity
  • An impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)
  • The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  • A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
  • A symptom caused by an illness or a drug
  • A change that results when something is done or happens : an event, condition, or state of affairs that is produced by a cause
  • A particular feeling or mood created by something
  • An image or a sound that is created in television, radio, or movies to imitate something real


  • Produce
  • Act so as to bring into existence
  • To cause (something) : to make (something) happen
  • To cause (something) to produce the desired result

Is Effect a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Effect is worth 14 points in Scrabble and 15 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Effect in a Sentence

  • He now needs more of the drug to achieve the same effect.
  • The experience has had a bad effect on him.
  • Computers have had a profound effect on our lives.
  • They are trying to effect a settlement of the dispute.
  • The duty of the legislature is to effect the will of the people.

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Antonyms for Effect

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