effect
noun.
a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise|his decision had depressing consequences for business|he acted very wise after the event
noun.
an outward appearance
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
Synonym: impression
noun.
an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)
he just did it for effect
noun.
the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
Synonym: burden, core, essence, gist
noun.
(of a law) having legal validity
the law is still in effect
Synonym: force
noun.
a symptom caused by an illness or a drug
the effects of sleep loss|the effect of the anesthetic
verb.
produce
The scientists set up a shock wave
Synonym: effectuate, set up
verb.
act so as to bring into existence
effect a change