effectively effectively  /ɪ ˈfɛk tɪv li/


  1. (adv) in an effective manner
  2. (adv) in actuality or reality or fact



  1. If the McCain camp does that, they will have effectively destroyed the Republican party and put the conservative movement in the bleachers.
  2. That deal left conservatives without the votes to push through a constitutional amendment they sought to effectively overrule the court's edict.
  3. Al-Ubaidi's remarks effectively offered the strongest assurances yet that the Mahdi Army is willing to stand down entirely in Iraq, if American military forces back away.


  1. Legislature, Sandoval passed the buck on tax increases to counties

    It may seem like a riddle, but the Legislature effectively voted to raise taxes this year without ever really voting to raise taxes. That’s because legislators in several cases circumvented the two-thirds majority requirement to raise taxes and instead dumped the political toxicity of a tax vote on county commissions, whose members will vote on legislatively authorized taxes this year.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Sun

  2. Experts say court's decision on human gene patents is a win-win

    The Supreme Court ruling Thursday that naturally occurring human genes cannot be patented effectively ended the monopoly that Utah-based Myriad Genetics had on breast and ovarian cancer tests.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  3. Scott effectively blocks Orange County sick pay vote

    Gov. Rick Scott has effectively blocked a public vote on earned sick pay in Orange County.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WESH 2 Orlando


  1. "It now appears that weeks ago, this information was passed to a component of our intelligence community but was not effectively distributed. There appears to other deficiencies as well," Obama said, citing warning signs that should have singled...
    on Dec 30, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "Such a development, with all its implications for collective security, would effectively destroy the alliance," Gates said at the Munich Conference on Security Policy.
    on Feb 10, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: USA Today

  3. "This exemption will enable the Navy to train effectively and to certify carrier and expeditionary strike groups for deployment in support of worldwide operational and combat activities, which are essential to national security," Bush said.
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Chicago Tribune

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affectation affectation
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