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  • adj.productive, persuasive
  • adj.in use at the time

synonyms for effective

  • active
  • adequate
  • compelling
  • competent
  • direct
  • efficient
  • forceful
  • impressive
  • potent
  • powerful
  • practical
  • sufficient
  • useful
  • valid
  • effectual
  • efficacious
  • able
  • capable
  • cogent
  • convincing
  • emphatic
  • energetic
  • forcible
  • having lead in pencil
  • live
  • moving
  • on the ball
  • operative
  • playing hardball
  • powerhouse
  • producing
  • resultant
  • serviceable
  • serving
  • sound
  • striking
  • telling
  • trenchant
  • virtuous
  • wicked
  • yielding
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antonyms for effective

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  • helpless
  • impotent
  • inadequate
  • incapable
  • incompetent
  • ineffective
  • inefficient
  • insufficient
  • unable
  • useless
  • weak
  • worthless
  • unproductive
  • unsuccessful
  • fruitless
  • inoperative
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What are other ways to say effective?

The adjective effective is applied to a person or a thing that has the power to, or which actually does, produce an effect: an effective boss, remedy, speech. Effectual is used especially of that which produces the effect desired or intended, or a decisive result: An effectual bombardment silenced the enemy. Efficacious suggests the capability of achieving a certain end: an efficacious plan, medicine. Efficient (applied also to persons) implies the skillful use of energy or industry to accomplish desired results with little waste of effort: efficient methods; an efficient manager. 

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The manufacturers will need to prove vaccines are safe and effective in younger bodies.
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You fear not just what is in front of you, but what is yet to come, and that’s what makes this harrowing experience so effective.
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Limbaugh proved to be not only wildly popular but also cost-effective.
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Enough people develop immunity either naturally, which would require a large share of the population being infected and developing antibodies, or through an effective vaccine.
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Early in the pandemic, many of us bought cloth masks to help reduce spread while reserving more effective, medical-grade masks for people at higher risk, like doctors, first responders and so on.
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They are most effective playing exactly how they were built.
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