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Definition of Effective


  1. Having the power to produce an effect or effects; producing a decided or decisive effect; efficient; serviceable; operative; as, an effective force, remedy, speech; the effective men in a regiment.
  2. That which produces a given effect; a cause.
  3. One who is capable of active service.
  4. Specie or coin, as distinguished from paper currency; -- a term used in many parts of Europe.
  5. The serviceable soldiers in a country; an army or any military body, collectively; as, France's effective.

Effective Quotations

You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.
Ralph Marston

Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
Stephen Covey

Today we're dumping 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the environment, and tomorrow we will dump more, and there is no effective worldwide response. Until we start sharply reducing global-warming pollution, I will feel that I have failed.
Al Gore

If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.
Daniel Goleman

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.
Mahatma Gandhi
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Effective Translations

effective in Dutch is afdoend, effectief, doeltreffend
effective in German is wirkungsvoll, wirksam
effective in Italian is veramente
effective in Latin is efficax, efficens
effective in Norwegian is effektiv, virksom
effective in Portuguese is eficaz
effective in Spanish is eficaz, en vigor, efectivamente
effective in Swedish is effektiv
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