effectuate effectuate  /ɪ ˈfɛk tʃu ˌeɪt/


  • (v) produce



  1. Resort to the taxing power to effectuate an end which is not legitimate, not within the scope of the Constitution, is obviously inadmissible.
  2. We have the record of this Congress, which put patriotism above partisanship in foreign policy so that he could effectuate the Democratic policy he's following.
  3. It would take a majority vote to effectuate such aid.



  1. "Plaintiff, despite reasonable efforts to effectuate personal service upon defendant 'Come out, come out, wherever you are,' has been unable to do so,'" Chambers said.
    on Sep 18, 2007 By: Ernie Chambers Source: KETV.com

  2. "For example, if the evidence showed that Awan engaged in criminal conduct with knowledge that confederates solicited his actions to effectuate politically motivated bombings in India, or homicidal attacks on that country's security forces or its...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Debra Ann Livingston Source: Courthouse News Service

  3. "You have got to have the 41 seats ...... to effectuate a filibuster and to get 41 seats you probably need 45 on a consistent basis, because you are always going to lose a few Republicans" on any given issue, Ensign said.
    on Jun 12, 2008 By: John Ensign Source: Christian Science Monitor

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