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As a verb, to do; to produce; to make; to bring to pass; to execute; enforce; accomplish. As a noun, that which is produced by an agent or cause; result; outcome; consequence. The result that an instrument between parties will produce in their relative rights, or which a statute will produce upon the existing law, as discovered from the language used, the forms employed, or other materials for construing it. The operation of a law, of an agreement, or an act. The phrases take effect, be in force, and go into operation, are used interchangeably.

In the plural, a person's effects are the real and Personal Property of someone who has died or who makes a will.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

EFFECT. The operation of a law, of an agreement, or an act, is called its effect.
     2. By the laws of the United States, a patent cannot be granted for an effect only, but it may be for a new mode or application of machinery to produce effects. 1 Gallis. 478; see 4 Mason, 1; Pet. C. C. R. 394; 2 N. H. R. 61.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Mr Garegope also encouraged teamwork among employees adding that they should render services efficiently and effectively to the public.
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The purpose of the Communicating Effectively Workshop is to equip participates with a range of tools, tactics, and techniques that will help them to communicate more effectively with clients and colleagues, making their communication more impactful, persuasive, and confident.
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Of course, PowerPoint can be used effectively and benefit learners, but that is rarely the case in practice.
"This has led to a steady improvement in teaching, effectively under-pinned by a better system for tracking the students' progress.
These data assets are usually not documented at a companywide level, and are often effectively invisible to anyone but their individual "owners." These assets are typically held in reports and forms on individual employees' desktops, desktop databases and spreadsheets.
Furthermore, we found that doctors who consistently and effectively held these five crucial conversations reported higher satisfaction in their relationships with hospital staff, better quality of care and higher productivity.

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