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Definition of "effectuate" [ef•fec•tu•ate]

  • To bring about; effect. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "effectuate" in a sentence
  • "Anyone who uses the word effectuate is a certified asshat and must be disposed of immediately."
  • "The DVD CCA was the instrumentality that they used to effectuate the boycott."
  • "I think we can best effectuate change with more stringent campaign laws that end the constant reelection cycle that marks our political system."