Synonyms for effect

Synonyms for (noun) effect

Synonyms: effect, impression

Definition: an outward appearance

Usage: he made a good impression; I wanted to create an impression of success; she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting

Similar words: visual aspect, appearance

Definition: outward or visible aspect of a person or thing


Synonyms: effect, force

Definition: (of a law) having legal validity

Usage: the law is still in effect

Similar words: validity, validness

Definition: the quality of having legal force or effectiveness


Synonyms: effect

Definition: an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)

Usage: he just did it for effect

Similar words: feeling, opinion, notion, belief, impression

Definition: a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

Usage: his impression of her was favorable; what are your feelings about the crisis?; it strengthened my belief in his sincerity; I had a feeling that she was lying


Synonyms: core, effect, gist, essence, burden

Definition: the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

Similar words: significance, signification, meaning, import

Definition: the message that is intended or expressed or signified

Usage: what is the meaning of this sentence; the significance of a red traffic light; the signification of Chinese characters; the import of his announcement was ambiguous


Synonyms: effect, consequence, event, issue, result, outcome, upshot

Definition: a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

Usage: the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise; his decision had depressing consequences for business; he acted very wise after the event

Similar words: phenomenon

Definition: any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning


Synonyms: effect

Definition: a symptom caused by an illness or a drug

Usage: the effects of sleep loss; the effect of the anesthetic

Similar words: symptom

Definition: (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

Synonyms for (verb) effect

Synonyms: set up, effect, effectuate

Definition: produce

Usage: The scientists set up a shock wave

Similar words: cause, do, make

Definition: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

Usage: cause a commotion; make a stir; cause an accident


Synonyms: effect

Definition: act so as to bring into existence

Usage: effect a change

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel