Effective vs. Affected

Effective vs. Affected — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Effective and Affected

Effectiveadjective

Having an intended or expected effect.

Affectedverb

To have an influence on or effect a change in

Inflation affects the buying power of the dollar.

Effectiveadjective

Producing a strong impression or response; striking

gave an effective performance as Othello.

Affectedverb

To act on the emotions of; touch or move.

Effectiveadjective

Operative; in effect

The law is effective immediately.

Affectedverb

To attack or infect, as a disease

Rheumatic fever can affect the heart.
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Effectiveadjective

Existing in fact; actual

a decline in the effective demand.

Affectedverb

To put on a false show of; simulate

affected a British accent.

Effectiveadjective

Prepared for use or action, especially in combat.

Affectedverb

To have or show a liking for

affects dramatic clothes.

Effectivenoun

A soldier or a piece of military equipment that is ready for combat.

Affectedverb

(Archaic) To fancy; love.

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Effectiveadjective

Having the power to produce a required effect or effects.

The pill is an effective method of birth control.

Affectedverb

To tend to by nature; tend to assume

a substance that affects crystalline form.

Effectiveadjective

Producing a decided or decisive effect.

The president delivered an effective speech!

Affectedverb

To imitate; copy

"Spenser, in affecting the ancients, writ no language" (Ben Jonson).

Effectiveadjective

Efficient, serviceable, or operative, available for useful work.

How long does it take to make a bunch of civilians an effective military force?My effective income after taxes and child support is $500 a month.The effective radiated power is determined by multiplying the transmitter power output with the antenna gain.The effective voltage of an alternating current is 0.7 times its peak voltage.

Affectednoun

Feeling or emotion, especially as manifested by facial expression or body language

"The soldiers seen on television had been carefully chosen for blandness of affect" (Norman Mailer).

Effectiveadjective

Actually in effect.

The curfew is effective at midnight.

Affectednoun

(Obsolete) A disposition, feeling, or tendency.

Effectiveadjective

Having no negative coefficients.

Affectedadjective

Acted upon, influenced, or changed.

Effectiveadjective

producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect;

an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportationeffective teaching methodseffective steps toward peacemade an effective entrancehis complaint proved to be effectual in bringing actionan efficacious law

Affectedadjective

Emotionally stirred or moved.

Effectiveadjective

able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively;

people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons...effective personnelan efficient secretarythe efficient cause of the revolution

Affectedadjective

Infected or attacked, as by disease.

Effectiveadjective

works well as a means or remedy;

an effective reprimanda lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat

Affectedadjective

Assumed or simulated to impress others

an affected accent.

Effectiveadjective

exerting force or influence;

the law is effective immediatelya warranty good for two yearsthe law is already in effect (or in force)

Affectedadjective

Speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression.

Effectiveadjective

existing in fact; not theoretical; real;

a decline in the effective demandconfused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done

Affectedadjective

Disposed or inclined.

Effectiveadjective

equipped and ready for service;

the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers

Affectedadjective

acted upon; influenced

Affectedadjective

speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression

Affectedadjective

emotionally affected;

very touched by the stranger's kindness