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One entry found for effective.
Entry Word: effective
Function: adjective
Text: 1 producing or capable of producing a desired result <an effective treatment of the once-dreaded disease>
Synonyms effectual, efficacious, efficient, fruitful, potent, productive
Related Words adequate, capable, competent; adept, expert, masterly, proficient, skilled, skillful; cogent, convincing, killer, sound, striking, telling, valid; active, dynamic; operative, useful, working; feasible, practical, realizable, workable
Near Antonyms incapable, incompetent, inexpert, unqualified; abortive, bootless, futile, vain; empty, hollow, idle, pointless; inoperative, useless, worthless
Antonyms fruitless, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficient, unproductive
2 having the power to persuade <made an effective argument in favor of the proposal> -- see COGENT