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A great way to identify effective keywords is by using Google Trends, one of the world’s largest real-time datasets.

Leading website building tools – such as Wix, Weebly, and WordPress – use technology and analytics to build simple yet effective and useful websites.

The manufacturers will need to prove vaccines are safe and effective in younger bodies.

Quite often, these ads can prove effective in helping you gain new leads.

We’ve rounded up some of the most effective local SEO strategies for small businesses in 2021 to help you get started.

He could deliver a quick, effective speech, or hold a proper press conference.

If the embargo were effective, the Castro brothers would have been doing Love Letters with the Duvaliers years ago.

Build evidence about the practices, policies, and programs that will achieve the most effective and efficient results.

While there are a couple of antibiotics that usually work, if they are overused they, too, may cease to be effective.

In order to know what innovations work, you have to have good information on how effective your practices are.

Whatever can be done to bring about the prompt and effective use of this new system of bank settlement will be done.

It is a notable fact that under the wholly unusual circumstances prevailing, the recovery was so prompt and effective.

However able the matter, the reading, in my judgment, is much less effective than the spontaneous expression of the speaker.

Thus they had secured a monopoly in Munster and an effective competition with us in poor Connaught.

It was ten minutes before she raised her hand and pointed to a wilted but still effective screen.


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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. 

On this page you'll find 145 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to effective, such as: active, adequate, compelling, competent, direct, and efficient.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.